In this blog, we show you how to add Cronos to any type of EVM wallet. At first, we take a look at what Cronos is and what it does, etc. If you do not want to read about any of that and directly want to see how to add Cronos to An EVM wallet. You can go down this page and start reading “Setting up Metamask for Cronos”.
What is Cronos?
The Cronos blockchain is a rapid and EVM compatible blockchain, made for the new multichain web3 world. Because of its super connectivity to the Crypto.com blockchain, Cosmos hub, and all other EVM-based layers 1’s and 2’s.
Cronos was spawned from the crypto.com blockchain as a more EVM-friendly blockchain that makes use of the same native asset, CRO. With this new network, users can transact fast and cheaply. Making it accessible for any web3 user. Because the Cronos is a fully EVM compatible chain. Solidity developers can easily deploy their smart contracts on the network. This way they can scale their applications that run into scaling problems on the Ethereum network.
Not only does Cronos help to scale the whole multi-chain ecosystem with its fast network. It also promotes connectivity to other blockchain layers 1’s and 2’s. By making it easy to bridge to and from Avalanche, BSC, Polygon, and many others.
What wallets can I add Cronos to?
Because Cronos is built with an EVM and Cosmos SDK, it can be added to any EVM compatible wallet. Usually, these wallets have the option to add a custom RPC. If you see this somewhere in the wallet that you are using. It means you can add Cronos to that wallet. In “Setting up Metamask for Cronos” we show you how to do this with Metamask. But in other wallets, it works in almost the exact same way. So if you know how to add Cronos to Metamask you also know how to add it to any other EVM wallet.
If that still sounds too complicated for you. Do not worry. Some wallets also support the network automatically. Or you can use Chainlist.org, Click on connect to the wallet and it will be automatically done for you.
You can find all the wallets that support CRO here.
Where to buy Cronos CRO?
If you want to start using the Cronos blockchain, you of course need some of its native token CRO. Because of the popularity of the CRO token, you can buy it on almost any exchange. From Crypto.com, Kucoin, Coinbase, etc. But also on decentralized exchanges like Uniswap.
The CRO token currently finds itself very high in the crypto market cap. Making it an interesting addition for almost any exchange. Because of that reason, you can buy CRO almost anywhere. But always make sure you only get it from a trusted platform or person.
If you plan on using this blockchain you should probably get some CRO. But where you get it is totally up to you. Besides that, it should be kept in mind that we do not give out financial advice and only you are responsible for your financial actions. CRO can go up or down and it is possible to lose (some) of your assets.
Send Cronos to Metamask
Once you have bought your CRO from an exchange or P2P from a person. You will want to send it to your Metamask. So you can start using the Defi and web3 products on top of Cronos.
You can do this by going to the withdrawal section of the platform you bought it from. Enter your Metamask address. Or an address for receiving Cronos CRO in any other compatible wallet. After you confirmed the withdrawal with the platform. Your CRO should arrive in your wallet within 6 seconds. Because of the block time of the blockchain network.
If it takes longer than that, either the platform does not release it instantly for security reasons or something went wrong. To avoid making a wrong transaction. Always make sure that you send it to the right address that is in your control. And check if this address is also compatible with the use of Cronos.
If you send it to your Ethereum address within Metamask for example, you would not receive the CRO on that Ethereum address. But when you add Cronos to that same Metamask wallet. Your address on Cronos will be exactly the same. So you would still have access to your CRO tokens.
Tokens on Cronos
Like any other EVM blockchain, it is possible to create tokens on top of it. On Ethereum, you can create ERC-20 tokens and ERC-721 tokens for example. On blockchains like Cronos, you can do this exact same thing as it works with the same EVM structure. So any type of token you create on Ethereum can also be created on Cronos and vice versa. This also makes it possible to bridge tokens from one chain to another.
If you have a token on Ethereum but want to use the speed and price of the Cronos blockchain network. You do have the option to bridge it to it and use it there. The same can be done the other way around when you want to use your Cronos tokens on Ethereum to access its liquidity markets.
Cronos can function a bit as a blockchain hub as it makes it possible to switch from its network to many other networks. To do this you can make use of the Cronos Bridge. Here you can send your CRO tokens from Cronos to the Crypto.com chain or the other way around. But you can also bridge your tokens to other blockchains like Terra, and Cosmos.
This makes it easy for any user to interact with a more multi-chain ecosystem.
To check your transactions or the transactions of others on the blockchain you need a good block explorer. Luckily the team behind Etherscan has built a similar version of their website for almost any EVM chain. This includes Cronos. That is why you can easily search and check out any transaction on the Cronoscan.com website.
Here you can see if your transaction went through. For when you try to send CRO from an exchange to your own non-custodial wallet. Or when you want to see what transaction you made one year ago. It is all there on the blockchain.
Besides stalking an address on-chain. You can also validate a token address to see if you have the right token contract address. This way you can check whether or not you are transacting with the right token. And avoid being scammed.
The Future of Cronos
Like many other networks, Cronos is still new in the history of it all. Meaning that it has not reached its final stage yet. Many developers are still working on the network with all their might and have many exciting plans for its future.
The network thus has 3 main points they want to focus on going into the future. To see the network reach its full potential and help as many people as it can. They will do this by first focussing on bridging the whole multi-chain ecosystem to the Cronos ecosystem. Making it all flow smoothly between chains, by using blockchain bridges.
Next to that, they want to focus on bringing more Dapps, from Defi to Metaverse projects to their network. Giving it more and more utility as more developers start building on top of it. And last but not least. They want to welcome as many new users to the network as possible. Including those people who have never heard of things such as DeFi and Web3.
Setting up Metamask for Cronos
So to add the Cronos to MetaMask you have to open the MetaMask wallet (In case you don’t have MetaMask yet, please get it on this page).
Also, read our Metamask review here!
Once you have MetaMask installed, open it up on the full screen. So you will have the same screen as in our example here.
Now go to the top right of the screen where it says “Ethereum Mainnet” and click on the little arrow pointing down next to it. This opens the network’s tap where you can select all different types of EVM blockchains (Ethereum virtual machine) networks. Now here you can click on the Custom RPC to add a new custom EVM blockchain network of your choice. In this case, the Cronos.
Now Metamask will ask you for the data needed to connect the wallet to the Cronos. Please fill in the list below.
Network Name - Cronos
RPC URL - https://evm.cronos.org
Chain ID - 25
Symbol - CRO
Block Explorer URL - https://cronos.org/explorer
When you have done this, you can just click save. And now you have added the Cronos to your MetaMask wallet.
If you would like to switch between the EVM blockchains. Simply click on the Network button in the top right of the screen to select another blockchain.
Because adding different types of EVM blockchains works the same, you can add any EVM blockchain in the same way. But instead of the list given in this blog, you replace that with another network’s ChainID, symbol, etc.
We hope this blog post helped you to integrate a new EVM into your MetaMask crypto wallet. So that you can now use Cronos as much as you want.
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