Welcome to this post, where we are going to answer the question you must have if you are reading this. And the question is, how to set up Solana in metamask wallet.
Solana is not available in metamask, so you will not be able to configure this network and use it with metamask. But there are very similar solutions that you can use, and you won’t have any difficulty using them if you already have experience with metamask.
The best option and wallet is Phantom, where you can find a detailed guide here. Also, here is a detailed guide to the different wallets on the Solana network, if for some reason you are not convinced or have any problems using the Phantom wallet.
Why is Solana not on Metamask?
Now that we have solved the doubt and you have been able to see solutions and alternatives that you can use in the Solana network, let’s see why it is still not in Metamask. And it is possible that this network will never be in Metamask.
The main reason is because Solana is not an EVM compatible network, or compatible with the Ethereum network. Because the Solana network uses the Rust language, and the Ethereum network uses Solidity. This makes them incompatible, and very difficult to use together.
Metamask is an EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) wallet, based on Ethereum, its main network and the first one we could find in this wallet. This means that in order to use a network in this wallet, it has to be compatible with Ethereum, or as the term EVM is known. Therefore, we can use networks such as polygon, binance Smart chain, avalanche, harmony, arbitrum, and many others. Since they all share one thing in common, they are EVM compatible, and use solidity as their language.
If you look at other networks that are not EVM, you will see that they do not appear in Metamask either and cannot be used in Metamask. Some of these networks are Terra, Cosmos, Near, Algorand, EOS, Tron, among many others.
For this reason, it is very unlikely that we will have the Solana network, or any other non-EVM compatible network in Metamask in the future, or in the near future. While there are other wallets compatible with many different networks such as C98, because they are not based solely on Ethereum, Metamsak would have to make a lot of changes to make this happen in their wallet.
Luckily, there are very easy to use wallets similar to metamask in Solana, where the most used and preferred by many is Phantom. Previously, on the Solana network we found wallets difficult to use and unintuitive, but with the arrival of Phantom this has changed. It is equally or even easier to use than Metamask. Compatible with all platforms or dapps in Solana, and with hardware wallets. So, Phantom has everything you need to use the Solana network.
I hope it has helped you to solve your doubts about metamask and the Solana network, and you can find out why you can’t use it. Remember that, if you don’t have a binance account, you can create one just below.
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