TLDR: The best way to add Shiba Inu (SHIB) to your MetaMask is by adding the verified contract address to your wallet. This can be done easily by visiting the CoinGecko SHIB page that lists the right contract address which users can add to their wallet at the click of a button.
Continue reading to find our simple 3 step guide to complete this in seconds.
How to add SHIB to MetaMask
As outlined above, the best way to add the verified ERC-20 contract for Shiba Inu (SHIB) is by visiting the CoinGecko website and using their token list tool. Their website aggregates all of the contract addresses for SHIB and other tokens across multiple blockchains - helping users add it to their wallets at the click of a button.
You can get it done in less than 10 seconds with our guide:
- Visit the CoinGecko SHIB Page.
- Find the 'Contract' button underneath 'Info' on the top right of the page.
- Select the MetaMask logo icon and it will automatically add it to your MetaMask Wallet.
Can I add the Shibarium Network to MetaMask?
The Shibarium Layer 2 blockchain that is being developed by the Shiba Inu (SHIB) community is not live, which means you cannot add it to your list of MetaMask networks. The new L2 is expected to be released in Q1 of 2023, so be sure to check back often to see when it is available and ready to be used.
What is Shiba Inu (SHIB)?
Shiba Inu (SHIB) is a decentralized cryptocurrency built on Ethereum mainnet that uses the ERC-20 protocol for its token standard. Developed with an aim to empower holders and provide them with a fun and unique experience on the blockchain, Shiba Inu is also known as 'Dogecoin Killer' or 'The next Dogecoin'. It is currently the 16st largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, according to CoinGecko. The SHIB token has now been listed on numerous exchanges and has a large active community of developers, traders and holders working together to push the project forward.
Adding the contract address for Shiba Inu (SHIB) to your MetaMask wallet is a very easy process. All you need to do is visit the CoinGecko website and use their token list tool – select the ‘MetaMask’ icon and it will add SHIB to your wallet in seconds! Be sure to keep an eye out for the Shibarium Layer 2 blockchain which is scheduled for release in Q1 of 2023.