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How to Add EOS to MetaMask

Alysha Jane
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Sep 28, 2022

Summary: Unfortunately for users of the EOS blockchain, there is no way to add the eos.io mainnet to a MetaMask Wallet. This is because the network is not Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible, and is written in an alternative programming language.

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Can I add EOS to MetaMask Wallet?

The short answer is no. The EOS.io blockchain is not currently compatible with MetaMask Wallets because it is written in a different programming language called C++. That said, the EOS team are developing an EVM-compatible network called EOSIO EVM, which is currently in Testnet.

You can connect to the EOS testnet on your MetaMask with the following RPC information"

  • Network Name: EOS Mainnet
  • Network URL: https://api.eosargentina.io
  • Chain ID: 59
  • Currency Symbol: EOS
  • Block Explorer URL: https://bloks.eosargentina.io

Is EOS EVM Safe?

The answer to this question is a little more complicated. While the EOS team are working on making their blockchain more compatible with Ethereum, it is not yet known whether or not this will make the network more secure. However, as the EOSIO EVM Testnet is still in development, it is too early to say for sure.

For more information, you can watch the official EOS EVM video that was released by the EOS Network Foundation and the development lead Zack Gall.

What is the best EOS Wallet?

The best and most popular non-EVM EOS wallet to interact with popular applications on their network is the MathWallet. This wallet is available on Android, iOS and Chrome web browsers and allows users to send, store and exchange EOS-native tokens securely.

There are high-profile investors backing the development of MathWallet, which. include Alameda Research, Binance Labs, Amber Group, Multicoin Capital and many others.

MathWallet
MathWallet: Most Popular EOS Wallet.

What is EOS?

EOS is a blockchain platform for the development of decentralized applications (dApps). It was created by block.one, a Cayman Islands-based company, and launched in June 2018.

EOS uses a Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism and can process up to millions of transactions per second. EOS also has a built-in governance model that allows token holders to vote for block producers, who are responsible for maintaining the network. The native currency of the EOS blockchain is called EOS and is used to power transactions on the network.

Alysha Jane

I am a Finance graduate and market analyst that enjoys researching and writing about digital assets and how they intersect with Macro.

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