Summary: Integrating NEAR Protocol into your MetaMask wallet is straightforward with MetaMask Snaps and the NEAR Wallet Snap.

This feature expands MetaMask's capabilities to include non-EVM blockchains like NEAR, enabling seamless interactions with NEAR-based decentralized applications and simplifying transactions and signing processes.

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MetaMask Snaps extend the capabilities of your MetaMask wallet, allowing seamless interactions not only with Ethereum but also with non-EVM chains, thereby broadening your blockchain experience.

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Supported Networks

Cosmos, Solana, Bitcoin and other non-EVM chains.

Wallet Audits

Extensive audits conducted by ConsenSys Diligence.

Fees

Free to use and compatible with all MetaMask Wallets.

Can I Add NEAR to MetaMask?

Yes, you can add NEAR Protocol to your MetaMask wallet using the MetaMask Snaps feature. To do this, you need to install the NEAR Wallet Snap, which was developed by the HERE Wallet team to enhance MetaMask’s compatibility. This integration allows your MetaMask wallet to interact seamlessly with NEAR Protocol and other blockchain networks that are not directly compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

How to Add NEAR to MetaMask

Adding NEAR Protocol to your MetaMask wallet is efficient and secure with MetaMask Snaps. These extensions enable connections with non-EVM chains like NEAR, simplifying the process without requiring complex manual configurations.

Follow these steps to integrate NEAR:

  1. Locate NEAR Wallet Snap: Access the NEAR Wallet Snap page within the MetaMask Snaps section.
  2. Find 'Add to MetaMask': Click the 'Add to MetaMask' button, typically found in the top right corner.
  3. Initiate Integration: Select 'Add to MetaMask' to begin the integration.
  4. Follow MetaMask Prompts: Complete the setup by following the prompts in your MetaMask wallet.

Why use a Snap for NEAR Protocol?

Using a Snap for NEAR Protocol with your MetaMask wallet enhances functionality and connectivity within the web3 ecosystem. MetaMask Snaps, developed by third-party creators, extend your wallet's capabilities.

By adding a NEAR Snap, you can access NEAR's unique features, interact with NEAR-based decentralized applications (dApps), and manage NEAR tokens. This integration showcases MetaMask's support for a decentralized internet and innovations across multiple blockchain networks beyond Ethereum.

About NEAR

NEAR is a user-friendly, carbon-neutral blockchain designed for speed, security, and scalability. It features named accounts and account abstraction, simplifying usage and access. Developers benefit from its tools for smart contracts, interoperability, and a supportive community. With fast transaction speeds and low fees, NEAR offers an efficient platform for decentralized applications (dApps) while maintaining low energy consumption.

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Bottom Line

Adding NEAR Protocol to your MetaMask wallet is straightforward and beneficial, thanks to MetaMask Snaps. By installing the NEAR Wallet Snap, you can seamlessly interact with NEAR and other non-EVM chains, enhancing your wallet’s functionality and connectivity within the web3 ecosystem.