How to Add Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) to MetaMask

As mentioned above, the best way to add Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) to your MetaMask Wallet is through Coingecko. Their website aggregates all of the contract addresses for the WETH token and provides them to users in a user friendly way.

You can get it done in less than 10 seconds with this simple guide:

  1. Visit the CoinGecko WETH Page.
  2. Click the 'Contract' button underneath 'Info' on the top right of the page.
  3. Find the network that you want to add the WETH token to on your MetaMask Wallet.
  4. Select the MetaMask logo icon and it will automatically add it to your MetaMask Wallet.
Add WETH to MetaMask
Adding WETH to MetaMask.

What is WETH vs ETH?

WETH (Wrapped Ethereum) is an ERC-20 token that represents Ethereum on Ethereum's blockchain. It is "wrapped" in the sense that it is a standard ERC-20 token that can be easily traded on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) and used in smart contracts, but it is backed 1-to-1 by actual Ethereum. This means that one WETH is equivalent to one ETH. Wrapping Ethereum in this way allows it to be easily used in the same way as other ERC-20 tokens in decentralized finance (DeFi) applications.

ETH, short for Ethereum, is the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain. It is used to pay for transactions and computational services on the network. It can also be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges, and used in smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) built on Ethereum.

Is WETH Safe?

Yes, WETH is safe and fully backed 1:1 by Ethereum (ETH). It is always redeemable for ETH through decentralized, non-custodial trading platforms like Uniswap and Sushiswap.  This means that users can easily convert their wrapped ETH back to regular ETH if they choose.

Final Thoughts

Adding the WETH token to your MetaMask Wallet is quick and easy with Coingecko. With this feature, DeFi users can easily add the WETH token to their MetaMask at the click of a button. This allows for greater flexibility and utility when using Ethereum-based applications, allowing users to take advantage of the unique features offered by different networks.