How to Add Filecoin to MetaMask
As outlined above the best way to add the Filecoin Virtual Machine (EVM) network to your MetaMask Wallet is by connecting to the verified RPC endpoints and network ID. We recommend doing this via ChainList, which is an EVM information aggregator that collects and verifies network IDs to make sure users are connecting the official chain.
You can follow the simple guide below to connect to the Filecoin Virtual Machine via ChainList:
- Go to ChainList and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
- Search for 'Filecoin' in the search bar at the top of the page.
- Tap 'Add to MetaMask' underneath Filecoin - Mainnet and the verified RPC information will be automatically added to your extension.
What is the Filecoin FVM RPC?
If you are interested in connecting manually to Filecoin FVM without using ChainList, we have added the official Network ID and RPC endpoints below for your convenience. These were sourced directly from fvm.filecoin.io:
- Network name: Filecoin - Mainnet
- Network URL: https://api.node.glif.io
- Chain ID: 314
- Currency symbol: FIL
- Block explorer URL: https://filfox.info/en
What is the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM)?
The Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) is a runtime environment that allows for the execution of smart contracts or actors on the Filecoin network. This feature brings about the potential for user programmability, enabling an open data economy with vast possibilities. By utilizing FVM, builders can create various value-generating applications on the Filecoin mainnet, ranging from dataDAOs, perpetual storage, staking protocols, repair workers, insurance protocols, storage derivatives, decentralized compute, enabling L2 networks, cross-network interoperability bridges, and more.
In conclusion, adding the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) network to your MetaMask wallet is simple and fast when done through ChainList, a trusted EVM network aggregator. By connecting to the verified RPC endpoints and network ID, users can easily and securely access the official Filecoin network, enabling them to take advantage of the many benefits that FVM offers, such as creating value-generating applications in a decentralized and open data economy.