Are you ready to explore decentralized applications (dapps) on the Base Blockchain (BASE) mainnet using MetaMask? This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of adding the BASE network to MetaMask, ensuring an optimal user experience. Additionally, we'll cover connecting to the Base testnet for testing purposes.
To start, launch the MetaMask extension in your browser by clicking on the MetaMask icon in the upper-right corner. This action will open the MetaMask interface, offering an intuitive platform to manage your digital assets.
Within the MetaMask interface, locate the network dropdown in the upper-right corner. From the available options, choose "Custom RPC." This action will open a new window where you can input the details of the Base chain mainnet and testnet.
Chain Name: Base Blockchain
Chain ID: 8453
New RPC URL: https://mainnet.base.org/
Block Explorer URL: https://basescan.org/
Chain Name: Base Goerli
Chain ID: 84531
New RPC URL: https://goerli.base.org/
Block Explorer URL: https://goerli.basescan.org/
In the "New RPC URL" field, input the URL of the Base Mainnet Network: "https://mainnet.base.org". It's vital to verify the URL's accuracy to ensure proper network connection.
Complete the "Network Name" field with a name that resonates, such as "Base Blockchain". This label will facilitate easy identification within MetaMask.
Click the "Save" button to seamlessly integrate the Base Mainnet Network into your MetaMask interface.
Proceed by selecting the Base Mainnet from the network dropdown. This action connects your MetaMask to the Base Mainnet, enabling interaction with Base Mainnet dapps and tokens.