A step-by-step guide on how to add Optimism to a MetaMask.
Of all the software wallets you can use for cryptocurrencies, MetaMask is one of the most popular solutions. Virtually any DeFi application and almost all blockchains except Bitcoin integrate with it. In this guide, CMC Academy shows you how to add Optimism to MetaMask.
4 Steps to Adding Optimism to a Meta Mask
- Install the Metamask software wallet.
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap Add network.
- Paste the necessary information and add Optimism (OP).
Step 1: Install Metamask.
You can easily install MetaMask by downloading the wallet from the official website. After you download the extension, you need to add it to your browser. Access your browser settings by clicking “Settings” and “More Tools”. After clicking you will see this screen:
By toggling the blue button, you can pin the extension to your browser:
Step 2: Open MetaMask in your browser.
After installation the wallet can be accessed from the top right corner of your browser. If you’ve pinned a wallet, click the MetaMask Fox icon or click the Extensions button in the top-right corner of the screen and choose MetaMask. This opens your MetaMask:
Expand the wallet to a new browser page by clicking “Expand View:”.
This opens the metamask in a new tab:
Step 3: Add Optimism to Your Metamask Wallet
Add Optimism by selecting the profile icon in the top right and clicking Settings:
Open the “Networks” option from the following screen:
It will bring up a screen similar to the following:
Click on “Add a network” to add Optimism. Do it by copying and pasting the technical information about Optimism from the information below:
- Network Name: Optimism
- RPC URL: mainnet.optimism.io
- ChainID: 10
- Symbol: OP
- Block Explorer URL: Optimistic Ethereum Explorer
Click “Save” to add the network and you’ll see Optimism added to your MetaMask:
Step 4: Transfer the OP to your MetaMask wallet (optional)
Once the network is added to your wallet you can transfer Optimism (OP) to your MetaMask. Any exchange that supports OP, such as Binance, works to withdraw OP to your MetaMask.
Select “Withdraw” and open the following screen:
Copy your metamask address from the clipboard in your account:
Paste it into the address folder. Exchange will automatically select the correct network. If for some reason it doesn’t, you must choose Optimism as the network to avoid losing your assets!
Select the amount you want to withdraw and click on “Withdraw:”.
After processing the exchange withdrawal request, you receive the OP directly in your MetaMask wallet. Happy trading!
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