How to add Wanchain (WAN) to MetaMask

How to add Wanchain (WAN) to MetaMask
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The Wanchain platform was created to connect isolated public and private blockchains allowing for cross-chain transactions thereby enabling a transparent operation of digital assets and data.

In this guide, we walk you through the steps needed to add Wanchain to your MetaMask Wallet.

What is Wanchain & MetaMask?

Wanchain is a distributed ledger that allows for cross-chain transactions and the interoperability of multiple chains. It is also an independent blockchain that runs autonomously thereby processing and maintaining records of cross-chain transactions. This allows any blockchain to integrate with the Wanchain blockchain and connect to the ledger. The result of all this is to be able to carry out low-cost asset transfers between different blockchains. The native token of the platform is WAN and is used to make payments and on-chain governance.

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, Wanchain, 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

MetaMask chrome webstore after installation

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.

MetaMask login

In order to log in, click on the MetaMask Chrome extension, enter your password, and click on “Unlock”.

Step 3: Add Wanchain on MetaMask Wallet

Our final step is to add Wanchain 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'll 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 Wanchain to your MetaMask Wallet.

MetaMask settings page

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

WAN mainnet info:

Network Name: Wanchain
Chain ID: 888
Currency Symbol: WAN
Block Explorer URL:

WAN testnet info:

Network Name: Wanchain Testnet
ChainID: 999
Symbol (Optional): WAN
Block Explorer (Optional):

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

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