How to Add Astar Network to MetaMask

How to Add Astar Network to MetaMask

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How to Add Astar Network to MetaMask

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Cryptocurrency fanatics have several options for software wallets, but MetaMask is one of the most widespread on the market. It allows you to access DeFi applications directly from your browser and supports many different blockchains, except for Bitcoin. In this guide, CMC Academy explains how to add Astar Network to MetaMask.

TLDR: 4 Steps to Add Astar Network to MetaMask

  1. Install MetaMask software wallet
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Tap on add Network.
  4. Paste the necessary information and add Astar Network (ASTAR).

Step 1: Install MetaMask

The first step is installing MetaMask, which is very simple. Head to the official website and download the browser extension. You can then add it to your browser. To do this, access your browser settings and click on “Settings” and then click on “More Tools.” The following screen will open:

Toggle the blue button and pin the extension to your browser:

Step 2: Opening MetaMask in Your Browser

After installation, MetaMask will be located at the top right-hand corner of your browser. You can open it by clicking on the fox icon (if your wallet is pinned) or on the extension's icon at the top-right corner of your screen (if it is not pinned):

Click on “Expand view” to open the wallet in a new tab:

You will see a screen like this:

Step 3: Add Astar Network to Your MetaMask Wallet

You can add Astar Network by selecting the profile icon at the top right of your MetaMask and clicking on settings:

Then click on “Networks”:

This brings up the following screen where you can add Astar Network to your selected MetaMask networks:

Click on “Add a network” to add Astar. Do that by copying and pasting the technical information about Astar from the information below:

Save the network by clicking on “Save” and it will be added to your MetaMask:

Step 4: Transfer ASTR to your MetaMask wallet

In the final step, you can transfer Astar (ASTR) to your MetaMask. Binance is an exchange that supports ASTR, and where you can withdraw ASTR to your MetaMask wallet.

Select “Withdraw” and open the following screen:

Copy your MetaMask address from the clipboard in your account:

Paste it into the address folder and the correct network will be automatically selected by the exchange. In case this does not happen, you have to choose Astar as the network to avoid losing your assets!

Select the amount you want to withdraw and click “Withdraw:”

After the exchange processes the withdrawal request, you receive ASTR directly into your MetaMask wallet.

Check out our guides on how to connect your MetaMask to other blockchains, including BNB Chain, Polygon, Harmony, Avalanche, Optimism, Aurora Mainnet, Gnosis Chain, Cronos and Celo.
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