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Connect MetaMask to Moonbase Alpha


This guide outlines steps to connect MetaMask to Moonbase Alpha. In contrast to our previous MetaMask guide, this guide is much simpler because we don't need a local Moonbeam node running to connec to, so lets 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.


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


Connecting to Moonbase Alpha

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.


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


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

  • Network Name: Moonbase Alpha
  • New RPC URL:
  • ChainID: 1287
  • Symbol (Optional): DEV


That is it! You have succesfully connected MetaMask to the Moonbeam TestNet, Moonbase.