The Kava protocol uses multiple cryptocurrencies to enable its users borrow and lend assets without the need for a traditional financial intermediary. It also allow users to lock assets in special smart contracts.
In this guide, we'll provide easy steps on how you can add Kava protocol to your MetaMask wallet.
What is Kava?
Kava is a Layer-1 blockchain that combines the speed and interoperability of Cosmos with the developer power of Ethereum. It allows users to lock assets in special smart contracts.
Kava leverages a feature in Cosmos called zones to manage the crypto assets it accepts, which eventually run in programs on independent networks. This Network utilizes a developer-optimized co-chain architecture. The Ethereum Co-Chain enables support for EVM smart contracts while the Cosmos Co-Chain enables the lightning-fast Tendermint consensus engine and the IBC Protocol.
Kava features a native governance and utility token, KAVA, that can be staked by validators or delegated to validator nodes. Stakers and delegators earn 37.5% of all KAVA emissions as a reward for securing the network. Kava stakers also have voting rights in network governance proposals.
Briefly on MetaMask
MetaMask on the other hand is a popular crypto wallet that can get you connected to different blockchains and decentralized platforms.
Using MetaMask to gain entry to various blockchain networks, provides you with quick transactions and lower fees through its decentralized applications (dapps) and its decentralized finance (DeFi) platform.
To manage your assets, you need a wallet to interact with the blockchain. Here are the steps to add Kava to MetaMask Chrome Extension.
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Step 1. Install MetaMask Extension on Chrome
MetaMask Wallets are available on both IOS and Android devices, as well as browser extensions compatible with all four major browsers. (Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Edge).
You can install MetaMask extension using the official website or you can go directly to Google chrome web store.
Click the [Add to Chrome] button & you should have your wallet installed.
Once you’ve installed MetaMask, it will appear as an extension and can be easily accessed through “Settings” on Google Chrome where you can pin the wallet extension for ease of access.
Step 2. Login to your MetaMask Wallet.
In order to log in, click on the MetaMask Chrome extension, enter your password, and click on [Unlock].
Step 3: Set up Kava network on MetaMask
The next step is to set up Kava network on your MetaMask wallet after you're logged in. Open the MetaMask wallet on a new browser tab by simply clicking on the MetaMask logo on the top right extension area.
Click the three dots (...) in the top-right and select the “Expand view”.
By clicking on “Expand view” you will be able to interact with your MetaMask wallet interface on a larger screen.
In order to add a new chain network or switch between different blockchain networks, you will need to click on the network tab which by default will show "Ethereum Mainnet" on the top right-hand corner.
Click on Add Network in order to add Kava network to your MetaMask Wallet.
Now you should be able to provide all the required Kava network details.
This includes the network name, New RPC URL, Chain ID, Currency Symbol, and block explorer URL. Simply copy and paste the required chain info from the information below.
Kava Mainnet info:
Network Name: Kava EVM Co-Chain New RPC URL: https://evm.kava.io Chain ID: 2222 Currency Symbol: KAVA Explorer URL: https://explorer.kava.io
Kava testnet info:
Network Name: Kava EVM Testnet New RPC URL: https://evm.testnet.kava.io Chain ID: 2221 Currency Symbol: KAVA Explorer URL: https://explorer.testnet.kava.io
After entering all the required details, simply select “Save”. You will be redirected to your wallet where you will see Kava network added.