Here's a comprehensive guide on how to add Moonriver, an Ethereum-compatible parachain built on the Kusama network, to your MetaMask wallet.
Moonriver is an Ethereum-compatible, smart contract parachain on the Kusama network, built using Substrate and almost the same codebase from the same team behind Polkadot. It was intended to be an experimental blockchain platform designed to provide a workable and scalable framework for developers.
Moonriver is built to provide an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) implementation, allowing Ethereum-based smart contracts to be migrated to the Kusama environment. This allows decentralized applications (DAPPs) based on Ethereum to be redeployed on Moonriver.
Moonriver is a “sister” network to Moonbeam on Polkadot, acting as a permanently incentivized canary network. This means that the code is first sent to Moonriver and tested in real economic conditions, and once proven it will be sent to Moonbeam. At the time of writing the network currently has a total value lock (TVL) of $67M.
In this article, we will walk you through everything you need to integrate the Moonriver parachain into your MetaMask wallet. Let’s jump in.
Setting up a MetaMask
You must first set up your MetaMask wallet and add it as an extension to your web browser such as Google Chrome or Brave.
To do this, you can download the wallet from the official website. Then set up your MetaMask wallet if you’re a new user, or import your existing wallet if you already have one.
If you are a regular user of the MetaMask wallet, you can pin its extension to the top right corner of your browser. To do this on Chrome, simply click the “Puzzle” button and then click the “Pin” button.
Adding new networks to the MetaMask
To add a new network to your MetaMask wallet, you’ll need to open the expanded view. To do this, just click on the three dots and select “Expand view”.
You will find yourself on a new screen, like the one below.
To add a new network to your wallet, you’ll need to click on the circle button and select “Settings”.
On the left side of your screen, you’ll see the “Networks” tab.
Select it and a new screen will open, as seen below. From here, you can easily add all the required details to connect to the network.
Adding Moonriver Mainnet to MetaMask
To add a new network to your MetaMask wallet, you will need network details such as RPC URL, Chain ID and more.
You can easily find this information online, however it is highly recommended to get the information only from official sources. For Moonriver, that information can be found here .
The following is the information you need to add Moonriver to your MetaMask.
Network Name: Moonriver
New RPC URL: https://rpc.api.moonriver.moonbeam.network
Symbol (Optional): MOVR
Block Explorer (Optional): https://moonriver.moonscan.io/
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, Cronos and Celo.
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