How to Add Celo token on Metamask

How to Add Celo token on Metamask

We have been quite a number of requests for tutorials on how to add Celo token on Metamask. Celo network is a popular blockchain network that aims to fix one of the user’s challenges with cryptocurrency by using phone numbers as public keys instead of the normal long string of characters.

This procedure makes it simple for users, particularly newcomers, to send and receive cryptocurrency. The platform is powered by the native token CELO. This blockchain network is well-known for its low cost and speed. It is supported by several wallet applications, including MetaMask, Celo Wallet, and Ledger.

If you want to buy Celo assets or connect the Celo blockchain network to Metamask then this step-by-step tutorial will walk you through the process of adding Celo to MetaMask and purchasing Celo tokens.

First and foremost, let’s get to know what MetaMask is.

Introduction to MetaMask

MetaMask is a popular cryptocurrency wallet that can be used to buy, send, receive, swap, and store cryptocurrency. It has a wide range of use cases,  such as collecting NFTs (Non-FungibleTokens) and interacting with various blockchain networks and DApps. MetaMask wallet is simple to use and works on both mobile phones and desktop computers.

In another language, MetaMask is a browser extension that allows you to interact with decentralized applications (DApps) and manage your Ethereum wallets. It also allows you to easily switch between different Ethereum networks, such as the main Ethereum network, and test networks such as Ropsten. MetaMask also allows you to easily buy and sell Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.

MetaMask is available as a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Brave. It is also available as a mobile app for Android and iOS.

How to Use MetaMask

Using MetaMask is simple. Once you have installed the MetaMask extension or app, you will be given a seed phrase. This phrase is used to generate your MetaMask account. You should keep this phrase safe, as it is the only way to recover your account if you lose your password.

Once you have set up your account, you can start using MetaMask to interact with DApps. To do this, you will need to connect MetaMask to the DApp. This can be done by clicking the MetaMask icon in your browser, and then click the “Connect” button.

Once you are connected, you can start interacting with the DApp. For example, you can use MetaMask to log in to a DApp, or to send Ethereum to another user.

MetaMask also allows you to easily buy and sell Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. To do this, you will need to connect MetaMask to a cryptocurrency exchange.

What is Celo

Celo is a platform that aspires to be a social or universal payment system aimed primarily at mobile users. Their goal is to help crypto users simplify transfers and make crypto activity more accessible to everyone. Smart contracts and decentralized applications are also utilized on the platform. 

CELO, the platform’s native token, functions as a utility and governance token that users can use to participate in on the platform. Users can participate in functions such as paying for on-chain transactions, participating in governance decisions, voting on how to run the network protocol, and supporting applications on the platform. It also has a stable asset Cusd (Celo Dollars) which is pegged to the value of the US dollar.

How to add Celo to metamask

Step 1. Metamask Installation 

The first thing to do is to download and install the MetaMask app on your mobile or your desktop. If you already have a Metamask wallet, you should probably skip this step. MetaMask works with different browsers which include Chrome, Brave, Edge, and Firefox. The wallet application is available for download from the Play store for Android devices and the App store for IOS devices. MetaMask is available for download from their official site at https://metamask.io/

Step 2. Open MetaMask and create or import a wallet 

After installing the MetaMask wallet on your device you can proceed to create a new wallet or import an existing wallet. 

If you want to create a new wallet, select “Create a new wallet” and you will be asked to enter a new password. After entering your desired password, click “Create “, then click on “Accept term of use.” Following that, you will select “Reveal Secret Phrase” You should write down the 12-word seed phrase shown to you because it will be required of you again for confirmation. Remember to keep your seed phrase safe and secure. 

Then, verify your seed phrase and click “Confirm”  and your wallet is now ready for use.

If you have an existing MetaMask wallet, make sure to click “Import Wallet” and then enter your Recovery Seed Phrase in order to access your wallet.

Step 3. Go to Wallet Network 

When you open your wallet, at the top side, you will notice that the default network is the Ethereum Mainnet. When you click on the top side you will see other networks also available such as BNB Smart Chain, Polygon, Kovan Test Network, and so on. However, you can manually add any network you want by clicking on “Add a Network. “Because the Celo network is not displayed, you must manually add it. Now all you have to do is add Celo.

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Step 4. Add the Celo Network details 

Now, you click on “Add a Network ” and further select “Custom Networks.” Then you go ahead to input the details of the Celo network (Mainnet) to which you are connecting to.

The details of what you will be asked to fill out are listed below.

After entering the details you then “Add“. When you finish this setup, the Celo Network will appear in your MetaMask wallet and be added to your network list. Now your wallet is set up, you can use it to add, send, and receive assets, as well as interact with and explore the Celo Network. 

Step 5. Add Celo tokens to MetaMask 

After your MetaMask wallet has been configured with the Celo Network, you can now add Celo tokens or assets to it. 

All you have to do is go to the Celo Network on your wallet and select “Import Tokens”. You will be directed to the “Custom Token” tab. 

Copy the token address of the preferred token to be added. You can check for the public address of the token on CoinMarketCap.

Once you enter the public address, the Token Symbol and Token Decimal fields will be filled automatically. Then you select “Import“. 

After that, the selected token will surface on your wallet’s home screen where it can be viewed. 

Once this is done, the selected token will appear on your wallet’s home screen, where you can view all of your added tokens.

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Conclusion

Celo Network is building an ecosystem that will be beneficial for everyone by introducing solutions that can streamline the way we transact our cryptocurrency.

With MetaMask, you can easily interact and access the Celo dApps and ecosystem. 

For more information and up-to-date information on Celo Network, visit their blog at https://medium.com/celoorg

About Vincentia Ahuzi

Ahuzi Vincentia is a Crypto content creator and an ardent writer. She is passionate about research and self-growth.

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