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How To Add Fantom (FTM) To Metamask [UPDATED 2022]
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How To Add Fantom (FTM) To Metamask [UPDATED 2022]

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MetaMask is the most popular crypto wallet on the planet. Because of this, there are many who wish to know how to work and navigate through it. One particular thing you can do is add networks, such as Fantom, to MetaMask.

It is actually very easy to add networks to MetaMask, which is what we will show you how to do in this article. Not only that, but we will give you exact instructions on how to add the Fantom network to MetaMask through your browser and on your mobile device.

Additionally, we will give you some bonus information about Fantom and MetaMask in later sections.

If you are new to the MetaMask network, we suggest checking out our extensive article focusing on what the wallet does, how it works, and many other topics surrounding it. We explain in great detail why you might need a MetaMask wallet, how secure is it, and how to create your first account.

Leaving that aside, let’s focus on the topic at hand and get right into it.

Why Add Fantom Network to MetaMask?

There are a couple of notable reasons why you might want to connect Fantom to MetaMask. Here are some of them:

  1. Ability to explore and access dApps on Fantom
  2. Testing different features.
  3. Transfering FTM.
  4. Security and safety

How to Fantom Network to MetaMask – Extension/Browser

If you are using your browser, there are two main ways to add the Fantom network to your MetaMask wallet.

  1. Using FTMscan.
  2. Manually through MetaMask

1. Adding the Fantom network to MetaMask is very easy if you do it through the official FTMscan website. Once you open FTMscan, you must scroll down to the bottom and look for the “Add Fantom Network” button. Click on that and it will open a pop-up window in MetaMask

2. Adding Fantom Network through MetaMask manually is a bit longer a process. First, you need to open your MetaMask browser extension. Click on the current Mainnet in the top-middle section. By default, this should say “Ethereum Mainnet”.

This will open a drop-down menu, where you need to click on “Add Network”. Here, you need to manually enter the network name, RPC URL, Chain ID, currency symbol, and block explorer URL.

See the sections below for an in-depth guide on how to do both. We also have a section, where we help you add the Fantom network to MetaMask on mobile devices.

How To Add Fantom Network to MetaMask – FTMscan

  1. Open FTMscan.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the website and click “Add Network”
  3. Confirm the action in MetaMask

1. Open FTMscan

Open the FTMscan official website. It should look a little something like the image below.

step 1, ftmscan blockhain explorer website

FTMscan is an explorer website where you can look for addresses and information.

Once you open the website, proceed with the next step in our guide.

2. Scroll Down & Click “Add Network”

Once you open FTMscan, you must search and scroll down to the bottom of the website. Now look in the right corner of the website. This is where you should see the “Add Fantom Network” button located. See the image below for visualization.

step 2, add fantom button in the bottom-right through ftmscan

Furthermore, before clicking on that, make sure you log in to your MetaMask wallet account.

Once you complete this step, you can proceed with the next one.

3. Confirm the Action in MetaMask Pop-Up

Because MetaMask wallet allows you to connect to different dApps using your browser, you will see a pop-up once you click on “Add Fantom Network”. Once that’s done, you will need to confirm the action twice before the network is added to your MetaMask wallet.

Additionally, do not worry if an error appears, as this is the case when adding any network to MetaMask.

Once that’s done, you will have the Fantom network added to MetaMask. Also, it will automatically switch to it once you add it.

How To Add Fantom Network to MetaMask – Browser

  1. Open MetaMask Extension
  2. Click “Add Network”
  3. Enter Fantom Network Details
  4. Save Changes

1. Open MetaMask Extension

Launch your MetaMask wallet extension in your browser. Make sure you log in to your account.

step 1, open metamask extension for chrome landing page

If you do not have an account yet, you can see how to create one by following our dedicated guide. It only takes a couple of minutes.

Once you are done, proceed with the next step.

2. Click “Add Network”

Once you open your extension, navigate to the network selection section on the top. By default, it should say “Ethereum Mainnet”. Click on that, which will open a drop-down menu. Afterward, click on “Add Network”.

step 2, click on "add network"

This will open a completely new window in a new browser tab. Once that happens, proceed with the next step.

3. Enter Fantom Network Details

Once you get to the dedicated network section, you should see 5 empty fields. These are the Network Name, New RPC URL, Chain ID, Currency Symbol, and Block Explorer URL (Optional). Although the Block Explorer URL says optional, you actually need to add it.

enter fantom network information in blank fields

In the empty fields, enter the following information:

Network Name: Fantom Opera

RPC URL: https://rpc.ftm.tools/

ChainID: 250

Currency Symbol: FTM

Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://ftmscan.com/

Because it is easy to make a mistake, you can simply copy & paste the information. Once you complete this step, there is only one thing left to do.

4. Save Changes

There’s a “Save” button below the empty field. Once you click on that, you need to confirm the action. Confirming the action adds the Fantom network to your MetaMask account.

This will automatically change your Mainnet to Fantom Mainnet. To switch back, just click on the Fantom Mainnet menu at the top.

How to Add Fantom Network to MetaMask – Mobile

Adding the Fantom network to your MetaMask mobile application is just as easy. However, there is only one way to do it.

That is through the official MetaMask mobile application. Unfortunately, FTMscan does not allow for the option of adding the network through their website. The “Add Network” Button is simply missing.

Nevertheless, to add the Fantom network to MetaMask on your mobile device, you need to follow 4 simple steps:

  1. Open MetaMask Mobile Application
  2. Navigate to Menu & Go To Settings
  3. Click “Add Network” & Enter Details
  4. Save Changes

1. Open MetaMask Mobile Application

First of all, you need to open your MetaMask mobile application. My account has “dark mode” enabled, so it appears black, while yours might appear white.

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However, if you don’t have it already, you can do so right now as it only takes a couple of seconds/minutes.

Log in to your account. Although, if you do not have an account, you can create one within a couple of minutes – follow this dedicated guide to create an account.

Once you open your application, you can proceed with the next step.

2. Navigate to Menu & Go To Settings

Once you open the application, you need to click on the hamburger menu located in the top-left corner of the screen. From there, you must swipe up and click on “Settings”.

step 2, metamask settings menu

Doing this will show you a number of different settings. Once that’s done, you can proceed.

3. Click “Add Network” & Enter Details

Once you are in the “Settings” menu, you need to go to the “Networks” section. Afterward, click on the “Add Network” button.

step 3, blank field mobile application wallet

This will show you a couple of blank fields where you need to enter the following information in each:

Network Name: Fantom Opera

RPC URL: https://rpc.ftm.tools/

ChainID: 250

Currency Symbol: FTM

Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://ftmscan.com/

Once that’s done, there is only one thing left to do.

4. Save Changes

Once you enter all the necessary information, you just need to click on “Add” at the bottom. This will automatically add the Fantom Network to your MetaMask wallet.

These changes will be applied to both your browser and mobile application. Furthermore, by adding Fantom to the wallet, it will automatically become the chosen mainnet.

How to Change Network – MetaMask

To change your MetaMask mainnet network, you need to open the extension or mobile application. Then click on the “Ethereum Mainnet” by default, or, if you have already added another network such as “Fantom Mainnet” click on that.

change mainnet

Here, you will be able to select any of the available networks you’ve added to the wallet. Once you do this, you can switch over from any network to another.

About Fantom

Fantom is a smart contract platform comparable to Ethereum, Solana, etc.; however, it uses Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), an alternative to the traditional blockchain. Additionally, similar to the aforementioned platforms, Fantom is permissionless, open-source, and decentralized.

The tokens, named after the platform and abbreviated as FTM, power Fantom’s ecosystem and are used for staking, transactions, management, and fees.

Dr. Ahn Byung Ik found the Fantom blockchain back in 2019 with the help of Andre Cronje. The platform’s current CEO is Michael Kong.

The team behind Fantom has extensive experience in the sector of the development of full-stack blockchain technology. They state that the main goal of Fantom is to solve the trilemma by providing a smart contract platform with a great focus on decentralization, scalability, and security, using Lachesis.

Lachesis is Fantom’s combination of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) plus Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant (aBFT) consensus mechanism. Thus, it allows for the network’s nodes to ensure to coordinate timing and order between a number of transactions ensuring security and fairness.

About MetaMask Wallet

MetaMask is a crypto wallet that comes in the form of a browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge) or a mobile application (iOS and Android). It is well-known for being the best software wallet for ERC-20 tokens. In fact, the wallet only supports Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Nowadays a lot of people use MetaMask to connect to different decentralized applications (dApps). Most notably, people connect their MetaMask to PancakeSwap. There, they exchange Ethereum, for example, for another cryptocurrency that is not available in other crypto exchanges.

It also is a simple entry point to the world of DeFi. DeFi stands for decentralized finances, which is a term used to describe companies that look to provide open, permissionless, interconnected financial services. These services are usually lending and borrowing crypto, as well as other crypto-oriented banking services.

Most NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea support MetaMask. At the beginning of the crypto boom back in 2021, MetaMask got the spotlight as the most popular and easy-to-use crypto wallet to buy NFTs.

RELATED: “What is MetaMask?

Final Thoughts

As you can see, adding a network to MetaMask is very easy. Fantom is no exception. If you want to add other networks, you can use the same method. All you need to do is find the necessary information and go through the process again.

We’ve also made sure to explain each and every step so that even if you are a total beginner you’d know what to do. As you already know, there are many use cases for adding the Fantom network to MetaMask.

Now that you have the Fantom network added to MetaMask, we hope you enjoy your new endeavors. 

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