How to Add Polygon zkEVM to MetaMask

As outlined above, the safest and easiest way to add the Polygon zkEVM to MetaMask is via the Chainlist App. Chainlist is a platform developed by the team behind Defillama that aggregates all of the necessary RPC information for all mainnet and testnet EVMs, allowing users to quickly and safely connect to any network.

To add the Polygon zkEVM Testnet to MetaMask:

  1. Go to ChainList and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
  2. Look for 'Polygon zkEVM' in the search bar at the top of the page.
  3. Tap 'Add to MetaMask' and the verified Polygon zkEVM RPC information will be automatically added to your wallet.
Add Polygon zkEVM Testnet to MetaMask

How to Bridge to Polygon zkEVM

The only way to bridge to the Polygon zkEVM Testnet is with the Polygon zkEVM Bridge that was deployed by the official team. Once the network releases mainnet, it will be available on popular bridges like Orbiter, Synapse and Stargate.

What is the Polygon zkEVM?

The Polygon zkEVM is a decentralized scaling solution for Ethereum that uses zero-knowledge proofs to provide efficient and secure off-chain transaction computation, also known as ZK-Rollup. The ZK-Rollup executes smart contracts while preserving their confidentiality through the use of zero-knowledge validity proofs and maintaining compatibility with the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

The Polygon zkEVM testnet is currently deployed on Goerli and is awaiting mainnet release in sometime during Q1 2023. If you want to test the Polygon zkEVM after adding the network to your MetaMask, we recommend requesting some free ETH from the Goerli zkEVM Faucet to deploy toward testnet applications.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the Polygon zkEVM is a highly innovative and promising solution for the scalability and privacy of the Ethereum network. The ability to add the Polygon zkEVM Testnet to your MetaMask Wallet through the Chainlist App makes it easy and safe for users to explore and interact with the network.