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MetaMask#

The MetaMask browser extension is a convenient way to access and interact with blockchains like Songbird or Flare. To do so, you need to first add a custom network to MetaMask, as explained in this guide. Make sure that you have securely backed up your recovery phrase before proceeding.

Getting Started#

To use MetaMask with Songbird or Flare, first make sure that you have:

  1. Installed the latest version of Google Chrome.
  2. Installed the MetaMask browser extension.
  3. Created a new wallet or imported an existing wallet to MetaMask.
  4. Securely backed up your recovery phrase offline.
  5. Protected your MetaMask with a password.

Once your wallet is set up, you need to add a custom network to the MetaMask browser extension:

  1. Open the MetaMask browser extension.
  2. Unlock your MetaMask wallet with your password.
  3. Click on Custom RPC in the network dropdown menu.

    Field Value
    Network Name Songbird
    New RPC URL https://songbird-api.flare.network/ext/C/rpc
    Chain ID 19
    Currency Symbol SGB
    Block Explorer URL https://songbird-explorer.flare.network
    Field Value
    Network Name Flare
    New RPC URL https://flare-api.flare.network/ext/C/rpc
    Chain ID 14
    Currency Symbol FLR
    Block Explorer URL https://flare-explorer.flare.network

    Finally, click Save.

  4. Select Songbird or Flare in the network dropdown menu

You should now be able to see your Songbird or Flare balance on the overview. To receive tokens, copy your account address and share it with the sender. To send tokens, click Send and enter the recipient address, enter the desired amount and click Next.

Warning

Always review all transaction details in MetaMask before confirming any transaction!

Wrap and Delegate#

Once connected to a Flare network, enter the address of the website or dApp you wish to use to wrap and delegate in MetaMask. A few FTSO data providers have developed dApps integrated with their websites that allow users to wrap, delegate and claim SGB and Flare rewards. Delegating using this method is not exclusive to one specific provider, as these dApps allow you to choose from a number of different providers.

Examples of data providers that have developed dapps for wrapping and delegation are FTSO AU and Aureus Ox. Their dapps are available at app.ftso.com.au and aureusox.com/dashboard.

Other providers have their own websites and are developing similar dapps. See the full list of active data providers on flaremetrics.io/ftso.


Last update: 2022-09-23