Add Rinkeby to MetaMask

Add Rinkeby to MetaMask

Adrian Graham
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Jan 10, 2023

In this guide, we outline the safest and easiest way to add the Ethereum Rinkeby Testnet RPC details to your MetaMask Wallet. Get started in minutes with the verified RPC details below.

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How to Add Rinkeby to MetaMask

The easiest way to add the Rinkeby Testnet to your MetaMask Wallet, or alternative Web3 wallet is with an application called ChainList. The ChainList app allows users to search for any Web3 network to easily connect at the click of a button.

That said, all you need to is search for 'Rinkeby' on Chainlist, find the box and select the 'Connect Wallet' button. Once you do this, your wallet will be automatically connected to the Rinkeby Testnet.

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Connect Wallet to Rinkeby via ChainList.

Rinkeby RPC Details

If you would like to manually add the Rinkeby RPC details to your wallet without ChainList, we have outlined the verified RPC information for you to connect directly to the testnet.

  • Network name: Rinkeby
  • Network URL: https://rpc.ankr.com/eth_rinkeby
  • Chain ID: 4
  • Currency symbol: ETH
  • Block explorer URL: https://rinkeby.etherscan.io

What is Ethereum Rinkeby?

Ethereum Rinkeby is a test network for Ethereum, which allows developers to experiment with smart contracts and decentralized applications (dapps) without risking real funds. The Rinkeby Testnet is powered by the same Ethereum protocol as the main Ethereum blockchain, but because it does not use real Ether (ETH), transaction costs are much lower and it is much faster.

This makes it ideal for developers to test their projects before launching them on the main Ethereum network. Rinkeby also allows developers to quickly deploy dapps with minimal setup, providing a safe and secure environment for experimentation and development. Additionally, Rinkeby is powered by PoA (Proof of Authority), which allows users to run a private blockchain without the need for consensus-based mining. This makes it easier to deploy and debug changes, as well as reducing the cost of running a testnet.

Adrian Graham

Co-Founder & former banker turned Full-Time DeFi analyst and researcher. Left traditional finance to pursue my interest in digital assets and decentralized finance.

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