Solana How to use solana wallet (Metamask on solana?)

How to use solana wallet (Metamask on solana?)

Most people are familiar with using Metamask on the Ethereum network to send coins or tokens. The simple answer to the question Can I use Metamask with Solana? No, you cannot use Metamask on the Solana network because Solana is on its own blockchain and, it is not EVM compatible(EVM stands for Ethereum virtual machine) may be in the future Metmask might integrate other blockchains. Note:- You cannot add Solana to Metamask so sending SOL to your Metamask would result in a loss of funds. However, if you want to use a wallet with the same look and feel as Metamask then Phantom is probably the best option. Below are the details on how to use Solana wallet

  1. Go to https://phantom.app/ and click add to chrome(Phantom wallet supports other browsers)
  2. Click create new wallet or use secret recovery phrase if you have already created an account. We are creating a new wallet so we are going to click create new wallet.

      3. Copy your secrete recovery phrase and store it in a safe place and never share it with anyone.

      4. Create a password and click finish at the end to complete the process

     5. Click on the phantom icon in your browser

      6. Click the send or receive button to send or receive Solana

In conclusion, we have compiled answers to a few common questions below.

Is Solana An ERC 20 token?

Solana token standard is called SPL TOKEN similar to ERC-20, ERC-721, and ERC-1155 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. In other words, Solana is a blockchain that doesn't support the ERC20 token and ERC20 is the token standard on the Ethereum blockchain. However, some users may still bridge Solana tokens to Ethereum blockchain in that case it will be an ERC20 token with the name Wrapped to it.

Can Metamask connect to Solana?

Metamask is a wallet used to interact with the Ethereum blockchain and, Solana is not an EVM compatible network/chain so, Metamask cannot connect to Solana. However, some users may still bridge Solana tokens to Ethereum using Wormhole bridge.

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