EXPLAINER GUIDE | How To Connect the Popular Avalanche Network, and Transfer $AVAX, to Your MetaMask Wallet

In November 2023, daily transactions on the Avalanche ($AVAX) network surged from 183,107 to 5,750,000, reflecting an extraordinary increase of over 3,000%.

Embarking on the journey of decentralized finance (DeFi) often involves navigating various blockchain networks and interfacing with different wallets. If you’re looking to harness the opportunities on the growing Avalanche network, connecting it to your MetaMask wallet is a crucial step.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps making it easy for both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers to bridge the gap between MetaMask and Avalanche.


Let’s dive in and enhance your decentralized financial journey!


1.) Add Network

Once you log into your MetaMask wallet, click the network drop-down and then select ‘Add Network.’

This is illustrated as follows:

2.) Click Add Button

A new window will open up, showing a list of predefined networks. From that list, under the ‘Add a Network‘ section, select ‘Avalanche Network C-Chain.

3.) Approve

When prompted, click ‘Approve.’


4.) Switch to Avalanche Network

A pop-up window will display a message according to which network was added successfully while providing the option to ‘Switch to the Avalanche Network C-Chain.’

After setting up MetaMask on Avalanche, you might want to transfer some $AVAX to your newly created hot wallet. If you have funds on the P-Chain or X-Chain, you’ll need to move them to the C-chain before they can be sent to MetaMask.

The C-Chain is one of the blockchain components in the Avalanche network, specifically designed for running smart contracts that are compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

Once your funds reside on the C-Chain, you have the option to transfer $AVAX from your Avalanche wallet to your MetaMask wallet.


1. Select ‘Send.’


2.) Select ‘C Contract‘ as the Source Chain.


3.) Input your MetaMask wallet address by copying and pasting it into the ‘To Address” field on your Avalanche wallet.


Confirm, and finalize the transaction.




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