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Set up MetaMask to interact with Energy Web Chain

In this section, we'll walk through how to connect to the Energy Web blockchain, and the Volta testnet using the MetaMask browser extension.
​metamask is a browser extension and a mobile app that handles blockchain account management and helps users securely interact with a dApp. It’s supported in Chrome, Brave, and Safari browsers, as well as it is available for Android and iOS devices. By default, you can connect to the Ethereum Mainnet or any of the Ethereum test network.
If you don’t have MetaMask installed install the extension first. Learn aboutmetamask here.

Connect MetaMask to the Energy Web blockchain

Prerequisite: Metamask plugin is installed in the browser; this section explains how to add the Energy Web blockchain to it.

Option1: Automatic configurator

To configure Metamask to connect to the Energy Web blockchain or to Volta, the fastest way to do that is using the Energy Web MetaMask configuration toolbox or Chainlist

Option2: Manual configuration

Configure Energy Web mainnet
Configure Volta testnet
Configure Consortia RPC

Manually configuring MetaMask to connect to the Energy Web mainnet

1. Click on the "Networks" dropdown at the top of your MetaMask interface and select "Custom RPC"
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2. Add the new network using the following settings
Field
Value
Network Name
EWC
New RPC URL
https://rpc.energyweb.org
Chain ID
246
Currency Symbol
EWT
Block Explorer URL
http://explorer.energyweb.org

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3. Save the settings and switch to the newly added network 'EWC'

Manually configuring MetaMask to connect to the Volta testnet

1. Click on the "Networks" dropdown at the top of your MetaMask interface and select "Custom RPC"
2. Add the new network using the following settings
Field
Value
Network Name
Volta
New RPC URL
https://volta-rpc.energyweb.org
Chain ID
73799
Currency Symbol
VT
Block Explorer URL
http://volta-explorer.energyweb.org
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3. Save the settings and switch to the newly added network 'Volta'

Manually configuring MetaMask to connect to the Consortia RPC

The Consortia RPC is an alternative to using the Energy Web Mainnet RPC.
1. Click on the "Networks" dropdown at the top of your MetaMask interface and select "Custom RPC"
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2. Add the new network using the following settings
Field
Value
Text
Network Name
EnergyWeb RPC
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New RPC URL
http://consortia-rpc.energyweb.org
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Chain ID
246
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Currency Symbol
EWT
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Block Explorer URL
https://explorer.energyweb.org
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Depending on what network you connected to, and if you have Energy Web tokens or Volta Tokens in your account, you should see your balance.

Video Tutorial

Tutrial how to connect Metamask to Energy Web Blockchain