How to Add Base Network to MetaMask Web3 Wallet

In this guide, you will learn how to add Base to MetaMask and start utilizing the network on your web3 wallet using simple steps.

By The 'Staunch

To add Base to MetaMask web3 wallet account is a very simple procedure.

Base mainnet is a Layer-2 scaling solution that is built on Ethereum as a solution to improve the network scalability and efficiency.

It uses zkRollups to enable fast, secure and low-cost transactions on Ethereum network, just like the LN (Lighting Network).

Base Network is still under development, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way we use Ethereum for transactions.

It can process thousands of transactions per second, which is much faster and efficient with far less gas fees than the Ethereum’s mainnet.

In-terms of security, the Base network uses zkRollups, which is a type of zero-knowledge proof technology that provides strong security guarantees.

In this article, we’ll take you through a step-by-step process of how you can add base network to MetaMask wallet.

Let’s dive in…

How to add Base to MetaMask

Integrating Base with your MetaMask wallet is a simple and effective procedure that are crucial for smooth on-chain interactions.

Correct input of RPC details and Network ID is essential for a hassle-free and dependable setup configuration, and that’s why ChainList is recommended.

If you must know, there are two methods to add Base to your MetaMask account, and they are:

  1. ChainList One-Click method
  2. Manual RPC detail method.

However, we will guide you through both of these methods of getting to have Base network on your MetaMask web3 wallet account.

1. ChainList One-Click Method

ChainList offers an effortless method to connect to EVM-compatible networks like Base with a convenient one-click feature.

To add the Base network automatically on MetaMask, here are the simple steps to follow:

  1. Visit the ChainList official website
  2. Click on ‘Connect Wallet’ button to link your MetaMask wallet
  3. Search for ‘Base Network’ using the search feature
  4. Locate the ‘Base Mainnet’ on the list of search outcomes
  5. Select ‘Add to MetaMask’ next to Base to add it automatically
  6. Click on the ‘Approve’ button to give it permission
  7. Follow the prompts in MetaMask to finalize the process.

Once you finalize the steps, you will see Base on the list of network on your MetaMask wallet account immediately.

2. Manual RPC detail input method

To seamlessly and securely used Base network on MetaMask, entering accurate RPC details is necessary.

The following are the official RPC mainnet details and settings for the Base network:

Network Name: Base LlamaNodes
Network URL: https://base.llamarpc.com
Chain ID: 8453
Currency Symbol: ETH
Block Explorer URL: https://basescan.org

Since we now have the Base RPC network details, let me show you how to add custom network manually with the information.

Follow the steps below to add Base network to MetaMask account of yours immediately:

  1. Open your Metamask web3 wallet browser extension
  2. On the top left corner click on the ‘Networks list’ option
  3. Click on ‘Add Network’ to see list of already added networks
  4. In the bottom of the list, click on the ‘Add a Network Manually’ button
  5. Enter the Base network RPC details and click ‘Save’ button.

Once that is done successfully, you will be able to see the Base network among other networks on the list.

What is Base network?

Base network is a Layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum mainnet, and it uses zkRollups to enable fast, secure and low-fee transactions.

It’s established by Coinbase to enable seamless integration to its product and service on the EVM.

Does MetaMask support Base network?

Yes, MetaMask has native support for Base mainnet, as the network is based on EVM layer 2.

What is Base network main token?

Since it’s built upon EVM, the main token of the Base Network is still the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Final words

Adding Base network to your MetaMask wallet is important move for those aiming to utilize the capabilities and cost-effectiveness of Ethereum’s Layer 2.

The process is made simple by following our instructions in this guide to add ChainList accurate RPC details for Base network on MetaMask.

This integration grants access to the unique features of Base, like simplified developer APIs for gas-less transactions.

Additionally, it also provide a robust support for smart contract wallets, contributing to a more efficient and user-friendly blockchain experience.

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About The 'Staunch

Henry is the founder of Crypto Staunch. He studied accounting and finance at Godfrey Okoye University, but became a Cryptopreneur to pursue his interest in learning digital currency and asset investment. Since 2018, Henry Kings has writing about Crypto, DeFi & NFT to help other people get started in the space. His publications has been featured in Binance Square, Digest Africa, Tech Economy, International Business Times, CoinDesk and many other top Crypto media outlets.