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How to add Dogecoin to Metamask Wallet

How to add Dogecoin to Metamask Wallet

Sara White
Fact Checked
Aug 15, 2022

Summary: You cannot add Dogecoin to your Metamask Wallet because it is a Proof-of-Work token, and not a Proof-of-Stake token. Metamask only supports POS chains and networks.

If you are looking for a way to add $WDOGE to the new Doge Layer 2 Network, read our DogeChain Guide.

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How to add Dogecoin to Metamask Wallet

You cannot add your Dogecoin (DOGE) tokens to your Metamask Wallet because their coin is not compliant with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) standard. DOGE runs on a proof-of-work network like Bitcoin (BTC), and cannot be added to Metamask.

You can buy DOGE-pegged tokens with Metamask like renDOGE on a decentralized exchange like Uniswap, but it is very expensive.

Swapping ETH for renDOGE on UniSwap
Swapping ETH for renDOGE on Uniswap (v3).

Will Metamask Support Dogecoin?

Metamask has not announced any plans to support Dogecoin (DOGE) deposits natively to any of their wallets. For Dogecoin to be added to Metamask, they will need to create a Proof-of-Stake chain like Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum or, Avalanche.

All Proof-of-Stake chains can be added to Metamask because they all adhere to the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) standard.


Is it Safe to buy Wrapped Dogecoin on Metamask?

It is very risky to buy wrapped Dogecoin tokens on Metamask because they carry a lot of smart-contract risks. The wrappers are made by aanonymous developers who could have faulty code, or bad intentions themselves.

We recommend that users store their Dogecoin's on reliable cryptocurrency exchanges that support DOGE wallets.

Sara White

I fell into crypto during the 2017 mania and have been around ever-since. I know write, research and publish my own reports on the digital asset ecosystem.

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