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Connecting to Avalanche

Changing your MetaMask network

Avalanche is an EVM-compatible chain meaning it can easily run with MetaMask. The first step of this tutorial is to set up a different Avalanche network on Metamask. Click on Settings and Networks and add. Fill details as below:
ChainID: 43114
Symbol: AVAX

Acquiring AVAX

Now that you're set up in MetaMask, you can browse any Avalanche dapps with ease. Each account on Ethereum also exists on Avalanche which means you can use the same addresses without issues on Ethereum and Avalanche.
To get started you'll need to get Avalanche native currency AVAX, you can acquire it on SushiSwap or most centralised exchanges. For the latter, you can transfer directly to your Avalanche address via the Avalanche blockchain. If you purchase AVAX on the Ethereum blockchain, you can cross to Avalanche using the bridge:
This will let you transfer AVAX from Ethereum to Avalanche and start transacting.