Summary: Arbitrum Nova, a high-capacity, low-cost layer 3 solution for Ethereum, can be added to MetaMask for seamless interaction with popular applications. This can be done easily via the user-friendly network aggregator tool, ChainList or by manually inputting the  RPC details. Arbitrum Nova is ideal for decentralized applications and blockchain projects with high-volume NFT needs.

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Can I Add Arbitrum Nova to MetaMask?

Yes, Arbitrum Nova has been engineered with the compatibility of Ethereum's Solidity programming language, allowing for a seamless integration with MetaMask. This feature allows users to engage with decentralized applications on the Arbitrum Nova network through their wallet, mirroring the interaction they would experience on the Ethereum mainnet.

How to Add Arbitrum Nova to MetaMask

Connecting the Arbitrum Nova, an EVM-compatible layer 3 solution developed on the Arbitrum layer 2, to your MetaMask wallet can be easily and efficiently performed using ChainList. This user-friendly application offers an intuitive interface for discovering and connecting to any Web3 network compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Follow these four simple steps to integrate Arbitrum Nova with MetaMask:

  1. Open the ChainList application.
  2. Use the search bar to locate 'Arbitrum Nova'.
  3. Among the results, find the 'Arbitrum Nova' box.
  4. Click on the 'Connect Wallet' button located within this box.
Add Arbitrum Nova to MetaMask
Add Arbitrum Nova to MetaMask via ChainList.

Arbitrum Nova RPC 

For those who prefer to manually incorporate the Arbitrum Nova RPC details into their wallet without using ChainList, we've provided the confirmed RPC data for direct connection to the mainnet. Simply open your MetaMask, click 'Networks' and tap 'Add Network'. You will be redirected to a form where you will need to input the below details:

What is Arbitrum Nova?

Arbitrum Nova is a next-generation platform for decentralized applications (dApps) that require high transaction volumes and low costs. It's a boon for game creators, social initiatives, and diverse blockchain projects, including those with high-volume NFT needs.

The platform's unique security model, involving a Data Availability Committee, a transaction batching and compressing sequencer, and a Certificate of Data Availability, ensures ultra-low transaction fees. If a certificate can't be issued, the system reverts to a rollup method, posting compressed call data to Ethereum.

Arbitrum Nova
Arbitrum Nova.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, adding Arbitrum Nova to your MetaMask wallet is a straightforward process that can be achieved through ChainList or by manually inputting the RPC details. Arbitrum Nova, an EVM-compatible layer 3 solution, presents an ideal platform for high-volume, affordable decentralized applications, thanks to its unique security model and ultra-low transaction fees. By integrating Arbitrum Nova with MetaMask, you can enjoy seamless interaction with popular applications on the network such as Arbswap and RCPswap.