How to Add Coinbase Base to MetaMask
As outlined above, users can add the Coinbase Base Goerli Testnet network to their MetaMask Wallet. This is because Coinbase Base mainnet is not yet available and only the Goerli Testnet is live so developers and users can familiarize themselves with the network.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide to adding Coinbase Base to your wallet using ChainList:
- Visit the ChainList website and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
- Select the 'Include Testnets' checkbox.
- Search for "Base Goerli Testnet" in the 'Search Networks' tab.
- Find the Base Goerli Testnet network and click 'Add to MetaMask'. It will be automatically added to your wallet.
How to Get Coinbase Goerli Testnet Tokens
Once you have added the Coinbase Base Goerli Testnet network to your MetaMask Wallet, you can get a free faucet of test tokens. This is important to familiarize yourself with the network and understand how it works before using real money.
To do this, visit Base's Goerli Faucet and connect your wallet. Enter your wallet address and click 'Request Testnet Funds'. You will be rewarded with some BASE test tokens, which you can use to interact with the network.
What is Coinbase Base?
Coinbase Base is a layer 2 network built by Coinbase using Optimism's OP Stack, which provides a low-cost, secure, and developer-friendly way for anyone to build decentralized apps or "dapps" on-chain. The testnet has been launched as of February 24, 2023 to allow for developers to test and deploy EVM-based applications on the new L2.
Coinbase plans to incubate Base within its own company, leveraging the last decade of its experience building crypto products, and gradually decentralize the chain over time. Coinbase will allow developers to integrate their products with Base and provide fiat onramps, targeting an estimated 110 million verified users and $80 billion in assets on the platform in the Coinbase ecosystem. Coinbase has no plans to issue a new network token.
In conclusion, adding Coinbase Base to your MetaMask Wallet is easy with the verified Chain ID and RPC information. Since the Coinbase Base Layer 2 network is not yet available on mainnet, users can connect to the Goerli Testnet. By using the ChainList platform and following our guide, you can add Base to your wallet and get a free faucet of test tokens to familiarize yourself with the network.