How to Add StarkNet to MetaMask Wallet

As outlined above, the StarkNet network cannot be added to MetaMask because it is not directly compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine. The network uses its own programming language called 'Cairo' and not Solidity, which is supported by MetaMask. This means that users will need to download and install the ArgentX Wallet, which is the primary wallet form the StarkNet ecosystem.

Here is a simple 4 step guide to get started with StarkNet:

  1. Download ArgentX on your Chrome or Mozilla Browser.
  2. Select 'New Wallet' to create a new wallet.
  3. Save your recovery key offline (e.g on a piece of paper).
  4. You are now set up and ready to go!
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How to Get StarkNet ETH from Faucet

Once you have connected to StarkNet, you may want to test applications on the network with testnet ETH. In order to do this, all you need to do is visit the StarkNet Faucet and request testnet ETH to your wallet address. This is completely free of charge and only takes a few minutes to get testnet ETH deposited into your wallet.

What is StarkNet?

The StarkNet ZK-Rollup is a Layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum that uses zero-knowledge proofs to enable fast and secure off-chain execution of smart contracts. It works by compressing multiple transactions into a single proof, which is then verified on-chain, greatly reducing the cost and time required to process transactions on the Ethereum network.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, adding StarkNet to MetaMask is not possible since the network uses its own programming language and is not EVM-compatible. Instead, users can download the ArgentX wallet to access the StarkNet Alpha mainnet. Once connected, users can test their applications on the network using testnet ETH obtained from the StarkNet faucet.