How to Add xDai to MetaMask: The Simple Way!

This article will show you how to add xDai to MetaMask. First, we will explain what xDai is and how it works. Next, we will show you how to add it to your MetaMask wallet. Finally, we will provide tips on using the xDai Chain (New name Gnosis Chain).

What is xDai?

xDai is a type of cryptocurrency that is considered a stable coin. It maintains a 1:1 peg with the US dollar. This makes it a low-risk investment for traders, and its fast transaction speeds make it ideal for everyday use. xDai also has low transaction fees, making it an attractive option for merchants.

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These are the two ways to add xDai to Metamask:

  • Steps on how to Add xDai to MetaMask for browser
  • Steps on how to Add xDai to MetaMask Mobile app

Steps on how to Add xDai to MetaMask for browser

  1. Download and Add Metamask
  2. Create or Import a wallet
  3. Go to Add Network
  4. Add xDai Network (Gnosis) details

Download and Add Metamask

You can skip this part if you already have the Metamask extension on your browser.

For this guide, we will be using the Chrome browser. You can use other browsers such as Firefox, Brave, and Edge. Adding the Metamask extension on these browsers is basically the same process.

Go to the Metamask.io website to download and add the extension to your browser. The process is simple; follow the instructions given, and you will be done in no time.

Create or Import a wallet

If you have already added the Metamask extension, we can proceed to Import an existing wallet or create a new one. You need to select the Import a wallet option for importing a wallet. It will require you the secret recovery phrase, enter your recovery phrase and create a strong password for your Metamask login.

Creating a new wallet is an easy task. It includes saving your secret recovery phrase, having a copy offline, and confirming the words to continue. Next is creating a solid password for your Metamask access.

Check the link below for a detailed guide on creating a Metamask wallet.

How to Create a MetaMask Wallet: The Ultimate Guide

Go to Add Network

After you have finished setting up your Metamask wallet, you can now proceed to add a new network.

On your Metamask wallet, click the Network with a drop-down menu option. Usually, the default network is Ethereum Mainnet. Click on it, and you will have different networks available.

Now you have access to the Add Network option. Click on it to continue.

Add xDai Network (Gnosis) details

After you click the Add Network option, you will be directed to a new tab. This is where you will enter the details for the Gnosis Chain (formerly xDai network).

Copy the required details below one at a time for adding xDai to Metamask.

Gnosis Chain (xDai) Network Details:

Network Name: Gnosis Chain

New RPC URL: https://rpc.gnosischain.com

Chain ID: 0x64

Symbol: xDai

Block Explorer URL: https://blockscout.com/xdai/mainnet

Once you have entered all the required information on the fields, you can click the save button to continue.

That’s it! Adding xDai to your Metamask is a simple process; you can do this in less than 3 minutes.

Also, you will be switched automatically to the Gnosis Network. You can confirm this by going to your Metamask wallet and checking your current Network.

Steps on how to Add xDai to MetaMask Mobile app

  1. Download and Install Metamask Mobile App
  2. Create or Import a wallet
  3. Go To Settings
  4. Go to Network settings and tap Add Network
  5. Add the Xdai Network (Gnosis Chain)

Download and Install Metamask Mobile App

If you already have the Metamask mobile app, you can skip this part and proceed to the next one.

Download and install the Metamask Mobile app on your mobile device. It supports both Android and IOS devices. For Android users, you can download the app right here. And for IOS users, you can download the app right here.

Create or Import a wallet

After adding the Metamask mobile app to your device, you can create a new wallet or import an existing one. For importing a wallet, you need to enter your secret recovery phrase and create a strong password for your Metamask login.

Creating a new wallet is a straightforward process:

  • Getting your secret recovery phrase for the first time and saving them.
  • Confirm the words to go to the next step.
  • Create a password for Metamask access.

I suggest that you secure your secret recovery phrase because if others know the words, they can have access to all of your funds and steal it from you.

Go To Settings

Once you are on the main dashboard of the Metamask app, look for the three horizontal lines at the upper-left side corner of the screen. Tap on them.

You will get different menus to access, but I need you to look for the settings. Once you find the settings options, you need to tap on them.

Go to Network settings and tap Add Network

Once you access the Settings menu, you will also get different options.
Look for the Network option and tap on them.

After you have access to the Network menu, you will have different networks available. These are the default networks. What we need to do is to add a custom network. Tap on the Add Network option to continue to the next step.

Add the xDai Network

After you tap the Add network, you can add the xDai Network to your Metamask mobile app. Copy all the details below and paste them into the required fields.

Gnosis (xDai) Network Details:

Network Name: Gnosis Chain

New RPC URL: https://rpc.gnosischain.com

Chain ID: 0x64

Symbol: xDai

Block Explorer URL: https://blockscout.com/xdai/mainnet

Tip: The 0x64 on Chain ID is a hexadecimal code indicating the number 100. If you encounter any problem, enter the Chain ID code as 100 rather than 0x64.

Once you are done pasting all the details for the xDai Network, you can hit save.

Great job! Adding xDai to Metamask is a simple process to follow. After hitting the save button, you will automatically switch to the Gnosis chain.

How can I get xDai coins?

To get xDai coins, you first need to have an account on the Gnosis chain. Then, you can either buy them from another user or receive them as a reward for participating in Gnosis Protocol. Finally, you can earn interest on your xDai by holding them in a Gnosis Safe.

Conclusion

Adding xDai to MetaMask is a quick and easy process requiring only a few steps. This guide has outlined the process, so anyone can add xDai to their MetaMask account. With xDai, users can take advantage of fast and cheap transactions and enjoy the benefits of using Dai.

William Laurier is a writer and crypto enthusiast who is passionate about the potential of blockchain technology. He has been involved in the cryptocurrency community since early 2017 and is excited to see where the industry goes in the years ahead. William believes in the power of decentralized systems to create a more equitable and efficient future. He is very excited to be part of the blockchain community and constantly looking for new ways to learn and contribute.

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