How to Add Optimism to MetaMask

As previously mentioned, the fastest and easiest way to add the Optimism network to a MetaMask wallet is by using Chainlist. The entire process will only take a few seconds to complete.

Get started with this quick and simple guide.

  1. Connect your MetaMask Wallet to the ChainList application.
  2. Use the search bar at the top of the page to find 'Optimism'.
  3. Click on the 'Add to MetaMask' button, and the verified RPC information will be automatically added to your wallet.
How to Add Optimism to MetaMask.

What is Optimism (OP)?

The Optimism network is a Layer 2 scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain. It was launched in 2021 and is designed to increase the speed and efficiency of Ethereum transactions while reducing gas fees. Optimism uses a technique called optimistic rollups, which enables multiple transactions to be processed off-chain and then verified and settled on the Ethereum mainnet.

This approach allows for faster transaction processing and reduces the load on the Ethereum network. The network is open to anyone and allows developers to build decentralized applications (dApps) on top of it. It's compatible with existing Ethereum tools and infrastructure, making it easy for developers to get started. Optimism is designed to be user-friendly and scalable, with the goal of making Ethereum more accessible to a wider range of users.

Bottom Line

Adding the Optimism network to a MetaMask Wallet is a fast and easy process. We recommend using Chainlist, as it automates the connection process and doesn't require any manual input. Once connected, users can access the latest updates on Optimism and start building dApps on the platform.