To interact with dApps on Avalanche (AVAX), we need to ensure that Metamask can support Avalanche (assuming we are using Metamask as our wallet). Avalanche is a network separate from Ethereum, and therefore Metamask needs to know which URLs to use to send transactions to and get info from.
Adding a New Network
- Open Metamask
- Click on your user icon on the top right
- Click "Settings"
- Click "Networks"
- Click "Add Network" at the bottom
Avalanche Network Details
- Network Name: Avalanche
- New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
- Chain ID: 43114
- Currency Symbol: AVAX
- Block Explorer URL: https://cchain.explorer.avax.network/
Click "Save", and you are done. Now when you want to use a dApp on Avalanche, or view your assets on Avalanche, make sure the "Avalanche" network is selected on the network dropdown on the top part of the main view of Metamask.