How to add Algorand to Metamask Wallet

How to add Algorand to Metamask Wallet

Dylan Matthews
Fact Checked
Aug 29, 2022

Summary: You cannot add Algorand to your Metamask wallet because their protocol is not compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

Metamask only supports blockchains that are built on the EVM like Ethereum, Avalanche, Fantom, Optimism, and others.

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Can I add Algorand Network to my Metamask Wallet?

Metamask does not support the Algorand protocol because its blockchain is not written in Solidity, the native language of Ethereum. Algorand uses a novel programming mechanism that allows developers to use JavaScript, Go, Python, and many other languages.

It is unlikely the Metamask will support Algorand in the near future, unless ALGO decides to build an EVM-compatible network.

What is a good Algorand (ALGO) Wallet?

The Pera Wallet is the largest and most trusted Algorand Wallet that is backed by the official Algorand Foundation. The Pera Wallet allows users to seamlessly buy, sell, swap, and stake cryptocurrencies through DeFi applications on the Algorand network.

Pera Wallet - an Algorand open-source crypto wallet.

Algorand DeFi Projects

Algorand has a nascent DeFi ecosystem that consists of 7 different applications that connect to your Metamask equivalent wallet on their network. The most popular DeFi applications on ALGO by total value locked are Algofi ($81m), Tinyman ($20m), Pact ($14m), Folks Finance ($12m), and GARD Protocol ($165k).

Dylan Matthews

I am the Founder & CEO of Buy Bitcoin Bank and was previously an engineer for a Prop trading firm in Crypto.

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