CMC Academy's step-by-step guide on how to add Celo to MetaMask.
Cello is a mobile-friendly blockchain that aims to make access to financial DApps in crypto much easier for all users. Its original token is CELO, and at the time of writing, the network has a TVL of $128M.
In this article, we will quickly look at how you can add the Celo network (both mainnet and testnet) to your wallet. Let’s dive in!
Setting up your MetaMask wallet is fairly straightforward and doesn’t require much effort. Just download the wallet from the official website and follow the steps. We will not go into the details of these steps here.
Once your MetaMask wallet is added to your “Extensions” list, you can easily access it by clicking the “Puzzle” button in the top right corner of your browser (Chrome/Brave).
Tip: You can also pin your favorite extension to this section by clicking the “Pin” button.
Click on the MetaMask icon and enter your password to access your wallet. After logging in, click the three dots button, and you’ll see a dropdown. Select “Expanded View” to continue.
Your MetaMask wallet will now open in a new tab like this.
When you click on the disk in the upper right (next to the network selector), you’ll see a drop-down menu. Select “Settings”.
You will see a new tab open. Now, from the left-hand menu of the screen, select the “Networks” tab. A new page will load on the same tab, and you will see a list of all the networks that have already been added to your wallet. If you are using MetaMask for the first time, you likely have the Ethereum mainnet and some of its testnets included. Select “Add a network” to add a Celo chain.
Add Celo Mainnet to MetaMask
To add a new network to your MetaMask wallet, you need some chain details. These details are usually available on the network’s official documentation page. You can find these details on other websites as well. But it is advised that you don’t trust them as they can also be scammed.
For Celo, you can access this information here. To save you time, this information is also listed below.
Currency Symbol (Optional): CELO
Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://explorer.celo.org
Add Celo Testnets to MetaMask
For new users who haven’t had a chance to explore the Celo network before, it’s best to start using the network on its testnet versions. This helps you become familiar with the network without risking your assets. To add a testnet version of Celo, you can add these details. The process will be exactly as above.
And there you have it! You can now select Celo in your Networks tab to use the chain. Happy trading!
Check out our guides on how to connect your MetaMask to other blockchains, including BNB Chain, Polygon, Harmony, Avalanche, Optimism, Aster Network, Aurora Mainnet, Gnosis Chain and Cronos.
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