Connecting the Algorand blockchain to your MetaMask wallet enables seamless interaction with Algorand DApps and transactions. We will show you how to add Algorand (ALGO) to MetaMask using the Algorand Snap.
By installing the official Algorand Snap, you can add Algorand to MetaMask in just a few clicks. This extends MetaMask’s capabilities beyond Ethereum, enabling features like signing Algorand transactions and accessing Algorand DApps.
Official MetaMask plugin that allows different blockchains like Algorand to connect with the MetaMask wallet.
- Seamless wallet connectivity
- Signing transactions
- Interacting with non-EVM DApps
- Supported Networks: Algorand, Solana, Cosmos, Bitcoin and other non-EVM chains
- Wallet Audits: Extensively audited by ConsenSys Diligence for security
- Fees: Free to use
- 5000+ Web3 DApps and protocols connected through Snaps already
- 30 million+ MetaMask wallet users
- 150% increase in Snaps adoption from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022
How to Add Algorand (ALGO) to MetaMask Wallet: Simple Guide
Follow this straightforward 4-step guide:
- Visit the Algorand Snap page and ensure your MetaMask wallet is connected.
- Locate the “Add to MetaMask” button at the top right section of the page.
- Click the button to initialize the integration process.
- Carefully follow the on-screen prompts in your MetaMask wallet to complete the secure connection.
Once done, you will have fully integrated your MetaMask wallet with Algorand for interacting with ALGO DApps seamlessly.
Why Use The Algorand Snap
The Algorand Snap extends MetaMask’s original Ethereum-only capabilities to support non-EVM chains like Algorand. This allows your MetaMask wallet to communicate with Algorand DApps for functions like:
- ALGO transactions
- Signing messages/transactions
- Accessing DeFi protocols
It works by converting your Secret Recovery Phrase into an Algorand account address.
Overview of Algorand Blockchain
Created by MIT professor Silvio Micali, Algorand is a Layer-1 blockchain focused on scalability, decentralization, and security. Some key features include:
- Pure proof-of-stake consensus avoiding Forking issues
- Capable of 1000+ TPS with 2.5s block finality
- Carbon negative technology
It powers a range of real-world DeFi apps and financial products from exchanges, stablecoins, NFTs and more.
The Algorand Snap offers a quick and reliable way to add Algorand’s capabilities into your MetaMask wallet. By extending MetaMask’s functionality beyond Ethereum, you can now easily access the Algorand ecosystem from DeFi to NFTs.
Is the Algorand Snap secure to use?
Yes, the Algorand Snap is developed by the Algorand Foundation and audited by ConsenSys Diligence for security.
What networks does MetaMask support now?
Alongside Ethereum, MetaMask can now connect to other non-EVM chains like Algorand, Solana, Polkadot etc. thanks to Snaps.
Can I manage NFTs after connecting Algorand?
Yes, you’ll be able to securely buy, sell and manage Algorand-based NFTs directly in your MetaMask wallet.