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How to Add SKALE Chains To Metamask

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Why do I have to add SKALE Chains to Metamask?

As SKALE is a network of zero-gas EVM blockchains, where each SKALE Chain is empowered with its own network to ensure optimized performance and scalability, they are not added by default in Metamask. To interact with any SKALE Chain, users must manually add their selected chain to Metamask. This step is crucial for engaging with the unique ecosystem that SKALE provides, where each blockchain is tailored to its specific requirements to provide the best experience possible to its users.

How to Install and Set up Metamask

Before connecting with any SKALE Chains, ensure you have Metamask installed:

1. Download and Install MetaMask

Visit MetaMask’s official page, choose your device’s operating system, and follow the installation instructions. Make sure you are using a supported browser.

Install Metamask Wallet

2. Add the Metamask Extension to Your Browser

After clicking on Install Metamask on their website, you will be redirected to your browser web store. Add the extension to your browser.

3. Create a New Wallet or Import an Existing Wallet

Upon installation, you will be prompted to create a new wallet or import an existing one. To import an existing wallet, select "Import an existing wallet" and enter your secret recovery phrase to restore your wallet. Then set up a password you will use to unlock Metamask.


To create a new one, click "Create a new wallet," and set up the password. Follow carefully the instructions on how to secure your wallet, write down the secret recovery phrase, and complete the setup. Remember to safely store your secret recovery phrase.

4. Ready to Explore the SKALE Network

Now your wallet is ready, and you can proceed to add SKALE Chains to interact with their network.

How to Add a SKALE Chain To Metamask

Adding SKALE Chains to Metamask enables seamless interaction within the SKALE ecosystem.

Follow these steps to add your chosen SKALE Chain:

1. Visit the SKALE Portal

Start by heading to the SKALE Portal.

2. Access the Chain Page

From the home page, navigate to the Chain page where SKALE Chains are categorized by type: Hubs, Games, and Apps.

3. Select Your Desired Chain

Choose the SKALE Chain you wish to connect with and access its specific page to find detailed information about it.

4. Connect Your Wallet

Click on "Connect Wallet", the button located on the left of the Chain page. MetaMask will prompt a message asking for approval to add the chain.

5. Approve and Switch Network

Click "Approve" to add the chain to Metamask. Metamask may also prompt you to switch from the last used blockchain to the selected SKALE Chain. Click "Switch" to proceed.

6. Interact With the SKALE Chain

Once added, the selected SKALE Chain will be accessible in Metamask under the network toggle at the top left, allowing you to switch networks easily. You'll be able to see your token balance and interact with dApps on the chain.

How to Import SKALE Chains Tokens Into MetaMask

To see your tokens on any SKALE Chain in MetaMask, you'll usually need to import them as they are not added by default:

1. Access Your Wallet

Ensure you're on the correct SKALE Chain network within MetaMask.

2. Locate Token Contract Address

Find the contract address for the token you want to add, typically available on the Chain page on the SKALE Portal.

3. Add Token in MetaMask

Copy the token contract address, and click on “Import tokens” in MetaMask, paste the token’s contract address, and the token details should autofill. Confirm by clicking “Next” and “Import”. Your SKALE Chain token will now be visible in your MetaMask wallet.

By following these steps, you can fully explore the capabilities of SKALE Chains through MetaMask, enjoying the benefits of zero-gas transactions and a highly scalable network tailored to various blockchain applications.

About SKALE

SKALE is the world's fastest blockchain, designed for secure Ethereum scaling. SKALE AppChains provide ZERO gas fees to end-users and have advanced features such as AI/ML smart contracts, on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, and zero-cost minting. SKALE enables developers to deploy their own configurable EVM blockchain in minutes without sacrificing speed, security, or decentralization.

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