Summary: The Sui blockchain cannot be added to a MetaMask Wallet because it is not Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible. Users will need to download and install the Sui Wallet extension to participate in the devnet and potentially earn airdrop rewards for being an early user.
Can I Add Sui to MetaMask?
At the moment, MetaMask does not support the Sui protocol. This is because Sui's blockchain is written in Move, not Solidity, which is the Ethereum network's native language primarily used by MetaMask. Sui implements a distinctive programming methodology that allows developers to utilize Move, which is a distinct programming language. However, this versatility does not mean that Sui is compatible with the existing framework of MetaMask.
How to Add Sui Wallet Alternative to MetaMask
As we discussed, Sui network is not developed in Solidity, thus it's not compatible with MetaMask. However, the Sui team has created the Sui Wallet, similar to popular wallets like MetaMask or Phantom for Solana.
You can download, install, and connect the Sui Wallet to the Sui Mainnet in 4 straightforward steps:
- Go to the Sui Wallet extension and download it.
- Set up your account and ensure you secure your seed phrase.
- After installation, change the network setting from Sui Devnet to Sui Mainnet.
- You're now ready to explore and utilize the Sui Mainnet with your new Sui Wallet.
Alternative Wallets for Sui
There is only one alternative wallet for the Sui network called the Ethos Wallet. The wallet was created by Nod Labs who are a team based in Silicon Valley in the United States. While the wallet is currently functional and compatible with Sui and the Sui testnet, we found it to be less useable and less intuitive than the Sui Wallet.
What is Sui?
Sui is a new smart contract platform built by Mysten Labs that uses a novel consensus mechanism to enable fast and scaleable applications. The project is backed by major VCs including , a16z Crypto, Binance Labs, Coinbase Ventures and others, making it one of the most well-funded projects in the space.
The native token of the Sui network is called SUI and will be used to pay transaction fees, gas costs and will also be needed to stake in order to validate transactions on the network. The only way to receive an allocation to the token before it goes live is by participating in the testnet.
In conclusion, despite the incompatibility between the Sui protocol and MetaMask due to differing blockchain programming languages, there are practical alternatives available for users interested in accessing the Sui network. The Sui Wallet, created by the Sui team, offers a user-friendly interface similar to MetaMask.
It can be quickly installed and set up, enabling users to interact with the Sui Mainnet seamlessly. Another alternative, the Ethos Wallet, developed by Silicon Valley-based Nod Labs, is also compatible with Sui, although it may not offer the same user experience as the Sui Wallet.