Can I add Ethereum Classic to Metamask?
Yes, you can add the Ethereum Classic (ETC) network to your Metamask Wallet because it is a fork of Ethereum and uses the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) codebase. Metamask currently supports all networks that are built with the EVM programming language, which means they support Ethereum Classic wallets.
How to add Ethereum Classic network to Metamask
The Ethereum Classic network can be added to your Metamask account in 4 simple steps.
- Download the Metamask browser extension.
- Go on your Metamask wallet and select the 'Add Networks' button.
- Copy and paste the verified Ethereum Classic RPC details onto this page.
- Once you input these details and select 'Save' you will be connected to the Ethereum Classic Network.
Ethereum Classic RPC Details
The information below are the verified RPC endpoints for the Ethereum Classic network. Please be sure to enter these details into your Metamask wallet when you are configuring the new network.
- Network Name: Ethereum Classic
- New RPC URL: https://www.ethercluster.com/etc
- Chain ID: 61
- Currency Symbol (Optional): ETC
- Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://blockscout.com/etc/mainnet
About Ethereum Classic
Ethereum Classic is a fork of the Ethereum network that occurred in 2016 after a DAO hack. The Ethereum Classic network values immutability, trustlessness, and decentralization above all else. For these reasons, it has become a popular choice for developers and users who want to build decentralized applications (dApps) on a blockchain that cannot be censored or shut down by any centralized entity.
Ethereum Classic is a project governed by classical liberal principles with an open, permissionless, borderless ecosystem where all can participate with equal access and freedoms. The Ethereum Classic community believes in privacy, security, freedom, opportunity, choice, and decentralization. The network is also home to some of the most popular DeFi protocols like Hebeswap and Phoenix.
Ethereum Classic vs Ethereum
Ethereum Classic and Ethereum are both blockchain-based platforms that enable the creation and execution of smart contracts. However, there are several key differences between the two platforms.
One of the main differences is that Ethereum Classic is based on the original version of the Ethereum blockchain, while Ethereum is based on an updated version of the Ethereum blockchain that was created to address some of the issues that were present in the original version. This means that Ethereum Classic retains the original version of the Ethereum blockchain, while Ethereum has implemented a number of changes to improve the platform - such as the switch to Proof-of-Stake from Proof-of-Work.
Another difference is that Ethereum Classic and Ethereum have different communities and different goals. The Ethereum Classic community is focused on preserving the original principles of the Ethereum blockchain, such as immutability and censorship resistance, while the Ethereum community is focused on driving innovation and development on the platform.
Ethereum Classic came into existence as a result of a hard fork in the Ethereum network that occurred in 2016. The hard fork was implemented in response to the theft of funds from the Ethereum-based DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization). The hard fork resulted in the creation of two separate blockchain platforms: Ethereum Classic, which retained the original version of the Ethereum blockchain, and Ethereum, which implemented the changes that were necessary to address the issues that led to the theft of funds. Since the hard fork, both Ethereum Classic and Ethereum have continued to evolve and develop independently of one another.
Adding Ethereum Classic to your Metamask wallet is a great way to gain access to this particular blockchain and its dApps. The Ethereum Classic network offers high security, fast transactions, and innovative DeFi protocols which provide users with many different options for trading and investing in cryptocurrencies.