A step-by-step guide on how to connect MetaMask to the Cronos chain. Read more!
Cronos is a permissionless Layer 1 blockchain built using the Cosmos SDK to facilitate interoperability between the Cosmos and Ethereum networks. Its original token is CRO, which is the local currency for Crypto.org China. For anyone who wants to use CRO or access any of the DApps built on the chain, it is important to include the chain in the metamask for faster access.
In this article, we’ll quickly walk you through how you can add a Cronos chain to your MetaMask wallet. Let’s dive in!
Install and setup MetaMask.
Set up your MetaMask wallet if you haven’t already. Once up and running, you can add multiple chains to it and use the same wallet across multiple chains and DApps. To add Cronos to your MetaMask wallet, access the wallet from your Extensions tab.
To make things easier, select the Expanded View option by clicking the three dots in the upper right corner. You will be redirected to a new tab.
Select the colored disk icon in the upper right corner of the screen and go to Settings.
Go to the Networks tab on the left side of the screen and a new screen will appear with all the networks added to your MetaMask wallet. You can now select “Add a network” to add the Cronos chain.
Add Cronos Mainnet to MetaMask
To add Cronos to your MetaMask, you will need network details such as RPC URL, Chain ID and more. You can get this information from a number of sources, but it’s best to get the network details, such as from the network’s official documentation. For Cronos, access here. For better accessibility, I am including that information here as well.
https://evm.cronos.org for New RPC URL; and
25 for Chain ID, CRO for the symbol, and
Now, simply add this information into the various placeholder boxes.
Save the network and a new screen will automatically load showing that the network has been added to your wallet.
Now, you will be able to transfer tokens to your wallet and use it to access dApps on the Cronos chain.
Add Cronos Testnet to MetaMask
If you’ve never explored the network before and want to get a feel for how both the network and the dApps built on it work, you can add TestNet networks to your wallet. To do this, the process is exactly the same as above but the network details will change.
To add the Cronos Testnet to your MetaMask wallet, add these network details.
Now you can easily access some of the best DeFi applications built on the Kronos chain.
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 Celo.
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