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Add Canto to MetaMask

Alysha Jane
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Nov 11, 2022

In this guide, we will outline the best way to add Canto to your MetaMask Wallet to start using the new DeFi applications on the platform. Also, find the best Canto bridge to safely migrate tokens from Ethereum mainnet to Canto with low fees.

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How to add Canto to MetaMask

The Canto network can be added to your MetaMask wallet because it is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible network. Canto can be added to your wallet in 3 easy steps:

  1. Visit the Canto DEX
  2. Select the 'Connect Wallet' button to connect your MetaMask
  3. Follow the prompts and it will automatically add the Canto Network
Canto MetaMask

To confirm, the verified RPC Details for Canto are:

  • Network Name: Canto
  • Network URL: https://canto.evm.chandrastation.com
  • Chain ID: 7700
  • Currency Symbol: CANTO
  • Block Explorer URL: https://www.nothing.com

How to Bridge to Canto

Once you have added Canto to your MetaMask wallet, you will then be able to bridge assets across to start using the DeFi applications on their blockchain. Follow this simple guide to bridge from Ethereum (ETH) to Canto:

  1. Before bridging assets to Canto, you will need to visit the Canto Bridge and generate a Canto public key for your MetaMask wallet. This will only need to be done once. To do this, simply click the button in the red box below.
  2. Once you click the button, you will be asked to sign a message on your MetaMask Wallet. Sign the message in your wallet to confirm the key creation.
  3. Once you sign the transaction, you will then be able to bridge ETH or USDT from Ethereum to Canto with the Canto Bridge.
Canto Bridge
The native Canto Bridge.

What is Canto?

Canto is a fork of EVMOS and is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible layer 1 that leverages the Cosmos SDK. It claims to be a fully decentralized blockchain that has no presale, no foundation and was bootstrapped by a team of open contributors. The project is currently led by a DeFi veteran @scott_lew_is on Twitter who also cofounded Defipulse and Slingshot on the Polygon blockchain.

The Canto network currently hosts three main DeFi primatives, these include a Decentralized Exchange, Lending Market and a Stablecoin called Canto Unit of Account ($NOTE). For more information on the applications that are live on Canto, you can check out Defillama which is the best application aggregator for Crypto.

Canto Twitter

For the latest updates on the Canto ecosystem, you can follow the Canto community Twitter account @CantoPublic. This is the best place to get live updates on incentives programs and new applications that are being launch on the Canto layer 1 network.

Alysha Jane

I am a Finance graduate and market analyst that enjoys researching and writing about digital assets and how they intersect with Macro.

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