Celo has turned into one of the more popular blockchains for onboarding African web 3 projects. The blockchains is not only cheap and fast, but it is also tailored for the African user base.
As such, the network is developing an ecosystem that can benefit the lowest income people in the world, including in Africa, by bringing forth solutions that can be applied on mobile phones, where billions of users across the world can access the blockchain.
Typically, to connect to the Celo Network, three wallets are generally used:
- Celo wallet
In this article, you will learn how to add the Celo Network to Metamask, which many people are familiar with as the leading web3 wallet.
The process is quite straightforward in 5 simple steps:
Step 1. Open MetaMask
First, open your web browser and click the MetaMask extension in the top right corner.
Step 2. Go to Settings
Step 3: Add a Network
In the setting menu, click ‘Networks.’ A list opens that contains all the networks that your MetaMask wallet can connect to. Click the ‘Add Network’ button at the bottom of the networks window.
Step 4. Add the Network Details
A new window will appear and Metamask will ask you to enter the details of the new network.
To add the CELO network, enter the network details as shown below:
- Network Name: Celo (Mainnet)
- New RPC URL: https://forno.celo.org
- Chain ID: 42220
- Currency Symbol (Optional): CELO
- Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://explorer.celo.org
NB: Remember that all transactions on the CELO network are paid with CELO (the native currency of CELO network).
Step 5. Connect Your Metamask to CELO Network
Now you can connect Celo (Mainnet) to MetaMask and begin to discover the DApps on the network and get paid in Celo tokens.
That is it!! You are now all set to explore one of the more exciting blockchain projects around.
According to Celo, since the launch of Mainnet in 2020, Celo’s Network now supports 1,000+ projects from builders, developers, and artists who everyday create new applications and issue digital currencies from over 100 countries around the world.
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