In this Metamask & Metis tutorial, we show you how to add Metis to the MetaMask wallet. But first, we take a look at what Metis is, what it can do, etc. If you do not want to read about that and directly want to see how to add Metis to MetaMask. You can go down this page and start reading “Getting Metis on MetaMask” to learn how to add Metis to MetaMask.
What is Metis Network Layer 2
With the slowing down of the Ethereum blockchain and ETH2.0 getting pushed back, again and again, the need for scaling solutions stays in high demand. Metis Andromeda is here to help solve part of that problem and push the adoption of crypto and EVM-type wallets and blockchains further.
Metis Andromeda works as a full layer 2 network on top of Ethereum, making it fast, usable, and cheap to use. Because of the fact that Metis is an EVM-type sidechain, it makes it also easy to connect to all other EVM blockchains and thus connect you with all the other blockchains in the multi-chain ecosystem.
Metis offers functionality on-chain for many things in the blockchain industry like NFTs, tokens, Dapps, and much more. One of the more original points that they focus on is DACs (Decentralized Autonomous Companies). By bringing more company structure to the blockchain, they in this way push adoption, as well as people using the service of these companies, will most likely start using Metis soon.
Check out their website for more info about the layer 2 network.
How does Metis utilize Ethereum?
Metis makes use of Ethereum security by anchoring it to the layer 1 Ethereum blockchain. With a system called optimistic roll-ups. Simply said this means that Metis Andromeda compresses its transactions and later records them in a compressed form on the Ethereum blockchain. By doing it in this way, users of the Metis sidechain are also backup up by Ethereums security and can still transact at a low cost.
How to pay fees on Metis
Out of all the sidechains that Ethereum has not all of them use their own token for transaction fees. With blockchains like Optimis and Aribitrum only using ETH for transaction fees. However, Metis Andromeda took a similar approach to the Polygon sidechain, which uses its own $Matic token for transaction fees. Metis Andromeda does this as well. So for each transaction on the Metis side chain, you will need to pay a small fee in the $Metis token.
This token not only functions as a form of payment for transactions but also for the generation of NFTs and transactions with Dapps or deploying Dapps. And also as a governance token for the network. Which you can participate in when you stake the Metis token on-chain.
Where to buy Metis token?
Currently, $Metis is not available on many exchanges. But this could soon change with the adoption of the sidechain network going very rapid. For now, you can find the token on Kucoin and Gemini as the major big exchanges. But also on many DEXes like PancakeSwap and UniSwap.
If you already have some $Metis in your wallet you could also buy or trade-in it on the Metis Andromeda layer 2 yourself. By using one of the DEXes native to Metis like Tethys or Netswap.
Please do note that none of this is financial advice and we are no financial advisores.
Bridging to Metis
From the start, Metis stood in the spotlight because of its technology but also a bit because the mom of Ethereums creator, Vitalic Buterin is part of the Metis team. Because of its popularity and the hard work of the Metis team the sidechain already finds itself bridged to almost all other EVM blockchains. Currently, 6+ bridges that connect Metis with other blockchains. You can find all Metis bridges here.
These bridges connect Metis to BSC (BNB Smart Chain), Polygon, Aribitrum, Optimism, Ethereum, Avalance, Fantom, Aurora, BOBA, Harmony, Gnosis chain, and more to follow in the future.
Briding from one EVM blockchain to another can help grow the ecosystem of all connected blockchains as people can interact freely with the NFTs and tokens of the other chains. Making all their ecosystems more interactive and liquid.
Smart Contracts on Metis
Metis was built with an EVM structure. This means that it uses the same programming structure as all other EVM blockchains (which are many, including Ethereum). Because of this structure, EVM blockchains can easily deploy their smart contracts, Dapps, etc. on other EVM blockchains as well. Making it so that Metis is super compatible with all other EVM chains and gives Dapps on other EVM chains the option to move over to Metis. So that they can use the network’s cheap transactions and speed. Or even tap into a new ecosystem of liquidity and expand the reach of their brand.
Just like any other blockchain. Transactions on Metis are recorded and stored on its network. With Metis, this can be transactions but also simple data. To see this transaction of data you can use a block explorer for Metis, a Metis explorer. Here you can find all the transactions that happen on the network openly. This can be super helpful when you want to see if your transaction went through or to see what went wrong.
Besides spying on your own transactions or those of another address. You can also find some useful stats about the network like the number of wallet addresses, transactions, blocks, and much more.
Wallets that support Metis
Because Metis is a fully EVM compatible network it can connect to any EVM compatible wallet. Making it already integrated with a large number of wallets that let you add your own EVM blockchain. This of course includes the Metamask wallet, which we reviewed, and take a look at how you can add Metis to down below.
To find wallets that also support the Metis layer 2, you can simply go to the wallet finder function on our website and choose between one of the wallets that suits you the most.
So now that you are all informed let’s add Metis Andromeda to your wallet!
Getting Metis on MetaMask
So to add the Metis Andromeda to MetaMask you have to open the MetaMask wallet (In case you don’t have MetaMask yet, please get it on this page).
If you already have Metamask, don’t sweat it and see if you can have a second Metamask wallet 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, Metis Andromeda.
Now Metamask will ask you for the data needed to connect the wallet to Metis Andromeda. Please fill in the list below.
Network Name - Metis Andromeda
New RPC URL - https://andromeda.metis.io/?owner=1088
Chain ID - 1088
Symbol - METIS
Block Explorer URL - https://andromeda-explorer.metis.io
When you have done this, you can just click save. And now you have added Metis Andromeda 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 Metis Andromeda as much as you want.
Find your wallet here
In case you want to see all the other wallets supporting Metis Andromeda. You can simply take a look here to filter between all wallets that do!
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