Summary: The EOS EVM is currently deployed to testnet and is available for users to connect with the MetaMask Wallets. The best way to do so is by adding the verified Network ID and RPC information to your MetaMask wallet. This article will guide you through the steps to do so, in an easy and secure manner.
How to Add EOS to MetaMask
As outlined above, users can currently connect to the EOS EVM network by adding the 'EOS EVM Network Testnet' network ID and RPC to their account. It is important to highlight that this is not the mainnet deployment, which is expected to be released in beta on April 14.
To help you connect to the testnet, follow this simple guide:
- Open your MetaMask Wallet and select 'Add Network'.
- On the next page, select 'Add Network Manually'.
- Input the RPC and Network Information into the fields provided by MetaMask and select 'Save'.
- You will now be connected to the EOS EVM testnet.
EOS EVM RPC and Network Information
For users looking for the exact EOS EVM RPC and Network ID, here is the information for the network testnet that is currently available:
- Network Name: EOS EVM Network Testnet
- Chain ID: 15557
- New RPC URL: https://api.testnet.evm.eosnetwork.com/
- Currency Symbol: EOS
- Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://explorer.testnet.evm.eosnetwork.com/
What is EOS EVM?
EOS EVM is a computing environment designed for the EOS blockchain that allows developers to build and deploy decentralized applications (dApps) using the Solidity programming language, the same language employed for Ethereum smart contracts. This compatibility enables smooth porting of existing Ethereum applications to the EOS blockchain and facilitates the development of new dApps that can operate on both platforms.
By bridging the EOS and Ethereum ecosystems, EOS EVM expands the pool of smart contract developers and applications, while offering low gas costs, high performance, enhanced finality, and the proven stability of the EOS blockchain. Furthermore, EOS EVM is compatible with most wallets and development tools, making it easy for developers to integrate and experiment with Solidity-based smart contracts.
In conclusion, this blog post provides a comprehensive guide on connecting your MetaMask wallet to the EOS EVM testnet, which is currently available and precedes the mainnet deployment set for mid-April 2023. EOS EVM offers a powerful computing environment that supports the development of decentralized applications using the Solidity programming language.