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Connect MetaMask to Moonriver

Introduction

This guide outlines the steps needed to connect MetaMask to Moonriver. In contrast to the MetaMask guide for a Moonbeam development node, this is much simpler because you don't need to connect to a local running Moonbeam node. Let's jump right into it.

Creating a Wallet

After installing MetaMask, the setup will automatically open a new task with a welcome screen. Click "Get Started" to begin the setup process.

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When prompted, you are given the option to import a wallet using a recovery seed phrase. For this exercise, set up a new wallet.

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Connecting to Moonriver

Once you finish creating or importing a wallet, you will see the main MetaMask interface. In here, click in the top right logo and go to Settings.

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Navigate to the Networks tab and click the "Add Network" button.

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In here, fill out the following information and then click Save:

  • Network Name: Moonriver
  • RPC URL: https://rpc.moonriver.moonbeam.network
  • ChainID: 1285
  • Symbol (Optional): MOVR
  • Block Explorer (Optional): https://blockscout.moonriver.moonbeam.network/

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That's it! You have succesfully connected MetaMask to the Moonbeam deployment on Kusama, Moonriver.