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Add Elrond to MetaMask

Add Elrond to MetaMask

Sara White
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Oct 7, 2022

Summary: Elrond (EGLD) cannot be added to a MetaMask wallet because the blockchain is not Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible.

Users will need to download and install the Elrond Wallet to interact with the network and popular applications like Maiar Exchange (MEX).

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Platform Highlights

What is Elrond?

Elrond is a highly scalable blockchain that uses adaptive state sharding to bring a 1000x improvement to the throughput of other popular networks like Ethereum and Avalanche. The blockchain is widely regarded to be developer-friendly with an easy-to-use software development kit that allows building to develop, test and deploy applications in minutes.

Elrond Blockchain

Can I add Elrond to MetaMask?

Unfortunately, no. MetaMask only supports blockchains that use the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) native programming language called solidity. Elrond is not currently an EVM blockchain and is therefore not compatible with MetaMask's software. That said, Elrond do have plans to add EVM compatibility shortly to help composability with other DeFi applications and networks.

What is the best Elrond Wallet?

The best wallet for the Elrond blockchain is the Elrond Wallet, which was built and deployed by the team behind the network. With this wallet, you can interact with popular protocols like the Maiar Exchange to farm and provide liquidity to earn interest and yield paid out in EGLD tokens.

You can get started in 3 simple steps:

  1. Visit the Elrond Wallet website and select 'Create Wallet'.
  2. Follow the steps to install the wallet to your Chrome web or mobile browser.
  3. Save your seed phrase and you're ready to use the Elrond blockchain.
Elrond Wallet

Is Elrond Safe?

Yes, Elrond is a safe network that is backed by leading digital asset investment firms including Binance Labs, Electric Capital, Maven 11 Capital and many others. Their network currently has over $200 million in value locked in their DeFi protocols, most of which is on the Maiar Exchange (MEX).

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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