The Tao platform focuses on integrating technologies from different cryptocurrency networks to store, connect and trade data on an open market. It is a block-chain based content distribution platform for the music industry.
In this guide, we walk you through the steps needed to add TAO mainnet to MetaMask Wallet.
What is Tao network & MetaMask?
TAO Network is a smart contract DAO platform for creating and operating decentralized applications. It uses IntelliTx technology to provide a content-agnostic means of creating smart contracts on the platform, irrespective of the protocol. It's also built with a range of enhancements that make its blockchain more versatile and robust.
MetaMask on the other hand is one of the most widely-used Wallets. You can send, receive, and manage tokens and cryptocurrencies from Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Tao network, and other blockchains. With MetaMask, you can store NFTs, crypto art, and other crypto collectibles. Its browser extension is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave.
Step 1: Install MetaMask Extension on Chrome
This step is only for those who don't have MetaMask installed in their browser. For the purpose of this guide, we are using Chrome browser as an example but the principle steps are same when installing MetaMask in other browsers.
You can install the MetaMask using the official website or go directly to google chrome web store
Check the number of downloads to make ensure the legitimate MetaMask is being installed as there are many fake MetaMask wallets.
Click the Add to Chrome button & you should have your wallet installed.
Once you’ve installed, MetaMask will appear as an extension and can easily be accessed through “Settings” on Google Chrome where you can pin the wallet extension for ease of access.
Step 2: Login to your MetaMask Wallet
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).
If you already have a wallet created then log in using your MetaMask password.
In order to log in, click on the MetaMask Chrome extension, enter your password, and click on “Unlock”.
Step 3: Add Tao network on MetaMask Wallet
Our final step is to set up the Tao 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'll 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 Tao network to your MetaMask Wallet.
Now you should be able to provide all the required Tao mainnet 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 below.
TAO network mainnet info:
Network Name: Tao network New Rpc URL: http://rpc.testnet.tao.network:8545 ChainID: 558 Symbol: TAO Block Explorer: https://taoexplorer.com/
After entering all the required details, simply select “Save”. You will be redirected to your wallet where you will see the Tao network added.