Aug 9, 2022 4 min read

How to add Klaytn (KLAY) to MetaMask Wallet

How to add Klaytn (KLAY) to MetaMask Wallet
Klaytn to MetaMask Wallet
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Klaytn is an open public blockchain service platform specialized in building an infrastructure where other blockchain services can be built and managed. It uses the Istanbul Byzantine fault tolerant (IBFT) consensus algorithm based on proof of stake (PoS).

In this guide, we'll walk you through how you can connect Klaytn to your MetaMask Wallet.

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MetaMask is mostly used as a wallet for Ethereum, but it's also compatible with Klaytn due to the identical address structures. Although, Klaytn has a browser extension wallet called Kaikas, its features are also similar to MetaMask.

What is Klaytn?

Klaytn is an EVM layer1 blockchain project that combines the unique potentials of both public and private blockchains in order to deliver a user-friendly blockchain experience via its hybrid infrastructure. It's also an open-source public blockchain for all who wish to build, work, or play in the metaverse.

Specifically, Klaytn makes use of a modular network that allows businesses to seamlessly interface, and also operate their own customized service-oriented blockchain on the Klaytn architecture. These mini blockchains are called service chains and they run autonomously as subnetworks.

The service chains built on Klaytn architecture are flexible and easy to customize. Therefore, they can accommodate any kind of web service. For instance, financial services, insurance, buying and selling, merchandise, outsourcing, etc.

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.

In this guide, we will show you how to setup MetaMask to connect to Klaytn network.

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).

For the purpose of this guide, we'll walk you through how you can install MetaMask Chrome Extension on your desktop devices.

You can install MetaMask extension using the official website or you can go directly to Google chrome web store.

MetaMask Chrome webstore after installation

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.

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If you are new to MetaMask, create a wallet after installing MetaMask which will require you to choose a password and store a recovery phrase (Make sure to store your recovery phrase in a safe place).

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].

MetaMask login

Step 3: Set up Klaytn network on MetaMask

The next step is to set up Klaytn 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”.

MetaMask account option

By clicking on “Expand view” you will be able to interact with your MetaMask wallet interface on a larger screen.

MetaMask web interface

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.

MetaMask add network

Click on Add Network in order to add Fantom network to your MetaMask Wallet.

MetaMask network info

Now you should be able to provide all the required Klaytn 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.

Klaytn mainnet (Cypress) info:

Network Name: Klaytn Mainnet
New RPC URL: https://public-node-api.klaytnapi.com/v1/cypress
Chain ID: 8217
Currency Symbol: KLAY
Block Explorer URL: https://scope.klaytn.com

Klaytn testnet (Baobab) chain info:

Network Name: Klaytn Baobab
New RPC URL: https://api.baobab.klaytn.net:8651 (Default: http://localhost:8551)
Chain ID: 1001
Currency Symbol: KLAY
Block Explorer URL: https://baobab.scope.klaytn.com/

After entering all the required details, simply select “Save”. You will be redirected to your wallet where you will see Klaytn network added.

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