Summary: Taiko, a new Ethereum-based ZK-Rollup, can be easily added to the MetaMask wallet due to its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility. Users can integrate the Taiko Testnet to their MetaMask wallet either through Taiko Docs or manually using specific RPC information. After the integration, Ethereum assets can be bridged to the Taiko Network using the Taiko Bridge.
Can you Add Taiko to MetaMask?
Yes, you can indeed add Taiko to MetaMask due to its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility. Taiko is an innovative zk-rollup that supports smart contracts and MetaMask, offering a seamless integration.
How to Add Taiko to MetaMask
To get started using the network, users will first need to add the Taiko Testnet to their MetaMask wallet. You can do this directly through the Taiko Docs by selecting the 'Taiko A1 Add to wallet' button shown in the image below. Alternatively, users can add the network directly to their MetaMask Wallet with the following RPC information:
- Network name: Taiko A1 (Taiko)
- Network URL: https://l2rpc.a1.taiko.xyz
- Chain ID: 167003
- Currency symbol: ETH
- Block explorer URL: https://l2explorer.a1.taiko.xyz/
How to Bridge to Taiko Network
Once you have connected your MetaMask Wallet to the Taiko Network, you may want to bridge assets over from Ethereum to test the blockchain. You can do this directly through the Taiko website again thanks to the easy-to-use Taiko Bridge.
To get started, simply connect your MetaMask Wallet, input the amount of ETH you want to bridge and finalise your transaction.
What is Taiko?
Taiko is an up and coming Type 1 ZK-EVM and fully decentralized Ethereum-based ZK-Rollup. It will compete with other zk-based rollups like Zk-Sync, Starknet and Polygons ZK-based solution Hermez.
The platform has just released the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet (a1) called Snæfellsjökull. The testnet is open to all developers and users to freely join and test, with some rumours that early users will receive an airdrop.
In conclusion, adding Taiko to MetaMask is a simple process thanks to its Ethereum Virtual Machine compatibility. Users can directly add the Taiko Testnet to their MetaMask wallet through the Taiko Docs or by manually adding the network's RPC information. Once connected, assets can be bridged from Ethereum to the Taiko Network using the Taiko Bridge. As an emerging ZK-EVM and fully decentralized Ethereum-based ZK-Rollup, Taiko is positioned to compete with other zk-based rollups, providing an innovative option for developers and users alike. With the recent release of the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet, users are encouraged to freely explore and potentially benefit from early participation.