Add Arbitrum to MetaMask Wallet

Add Arbitrum to MetaMask Wallet

Summary: The Arbitrum layer 2 network can be connect to your MetaMask Wallet by adding the verified RPC information to your account.

In this guide, we outline the easiest way to add the verified RPC endpoints to your MetaMask Wallet to start using Arbitrum and DeFi applications like GMX, Dopex and MAGIC.

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Can I add Arbitrum to MetaMask?

Yes, you can add the Arbitrum Layer 2 network to your Metamask Wallet because it is compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This means that applications that run on Ethereum mainnet share the same programming language as Arbitrum, which is called Solidity.

MetaMask currently supports all EVM-compatible networks on their wallet app, which would include layer 2 platforms like Arbitrum, Optimism, Polygon, and others.

How to add Arbitrum to MetaMask Wallet

To add the Arbitrum network to your MetaMask account, please follow these steps that have been verified by our authors.

  1. Download the Metamask browser extension.
  2. Go on your Metamask wallet and select the 'Add Networks' button.
  3. Copy and paste the verified Arbitrum RPC details onto this page.
  4. Once you input these details and select 'Save' you will be connected to the Arbitrum Network.
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Adding Arbitrum RPC details to a Metamask account.

Arbitrum RPC Details (Verified)

The information below is the verified Arbitrum RPC endpoints to add to your Metamask Network.

  • Network Name: Arbitrum One
  • New RPC URL: https://arb1.arbitrum.io/rpc
  • Chain ID: 42161
  • Symbol: AETH
  • Block Explorer URL: https://arbiscan.io

What is the Arbitrum Layer 2 Network?

Arbitrum is a safe layer 2 protocol that is faster and cheaper than Ethereum. It is designed to help scaling for smart contracts and dapps. The Arbitrum Layer 2 Network is a sidechain that uses the main Ethereum blockchain as its security provider.

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This allows it to offer increased speed and scalability while still maintaining the same high level of security as the Ethereum network. In addition, Arbitrum is able to process transactions in a more private manner than Ethereum, making it ideal for applications that require greater privacy.

Final Thoughts

Adding the Arbitrum Layer 2 Network to your Metamask Wallet is an easy and convenient way to access the Ethereum-compatible L2. This allows you to benefit from faster and cheaper transactions, as well as increased privacy. With all these advantages, it's no wonder why so many people are choosing to use the Arbitrum network on their to transact and use DeFi protocols.

Adrian Graham

Co-Founder & former Investment Banker (Finance MBA) turned Full-Time DeFi analyst and researcher. Left traditional finance to pursue my interest in digital assets and decentralized finance.

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