Summary: The Rinkeby Testnet on Ethereum can be easily added to your MetaMask or Coinbase Wallet because it is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible network. The easiest way to connect to the verified RPC and Chain ID for Rinkeby is through the Chainlist app. Chainlist is an aggregator of verified mainnet and testnet RPCs and Chain IDs for all EVM chains.
Follow our guide below to get started on Rinkeby Testnet within minutes.
How to Add Rinkeby to MetaMask
As outlined above, Rinkeby is a testnet on Ethereum, Arbitrum and Boba that is designed for developers and users to test applications and smart contracts. In order to connect to the network, users will need to add the correct RPC and Chain ID to safely onboard.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide to adding Rinkeby to your Web 3 wallet:
- Visit the ChainList website and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
- Select the 'Include Testnets' checkbox.
- Search for "Rinkeby" in the 'Search Networks' tab.
- Select the Rinkeby deployment you want to add to your wallet and click 'Add to MetaMask'. It will be automatically added to your wallet.
What is Rinkeby?
Rinkeby is a testnet deployed on Etherum (PoW Consensus), Arbitrum and Boba and is designed for testing and experimentation purposes without using real Ether (ETH) or other cryptocurrencies. Rinkeby is one of several Testnets that exist to allow developers to test and deploy smart contracts, DApps, and other blockchain applications in a simulated environment.
It was created to be a more stable and efficient alternative to its predecessor, the Morden Testnet, which was plagued by spam attacks and other issues. Rinkeby uses a Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus mechanism, which is different from the Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism used in the Ethereum mainnet.
In conclusion, adding Rinkeby to your Web 3 wallet is essential for developers and users who want to test applications and smart contracts without using real Ether or other cryptocurrencies. Thanks to its Ethereum Virtual Machine compatibility, Rinkeby can be easily added to your MetaMask or Coinbase Wallet using the verified RPC and Chain ID.
By using the Chainlist app, you can safely onboard to Rinkeby within minutes and get started with testing and experimenting. Rinkeby's stability and efficiency make it a popular choice for developers who want to test and deploy blockchain applications in a simulated environment.