Using Parabola Fi with Metamask

Installing and setting up MetaMask

MetaMask can be downloaded on Chrome and Firefox, or on iOS and Android if you’re a mobile user. For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll use the Firefox version, but the instructions will be more or less the same for every platform.Firstly, you’ll want to head over to the MetaMask Download page. From there, select whichever platform you’re using, and follow the steps to install it on your device. Easy!Next, follow along with the setup specified by the app. Go ahead and click Create a Wallet. Write down the backup seed phrase somewhere secret (preferably not on an Internet-connected device). Without this phrase, your funds can’t be recovered if your device is damaged or lost. Confirm that you’ve written them down on the next page.

And that’s it! You should now see your wallet, ready to send and receive funds.

Configuring the wallet

You might notice straight away that we’re still dealing with an Ethereum wallet. At worst, you could lose funds by sending them to addresses you can’t actually use.Let’s change that. We want to access the Settings to point the wallet towards Cronos nodes.

On the Settings page, we want to locate the Networks menu.

We want to click Add Network in the top-right corner to manually add the Cronos one – it doesn’t come packaged with MetaMask. Enter the following details in the fields provided and click “save”.


Network Name: Cronos-testnet


Chain ID: 338

Currency Symbol: tCRO

Block Explorer URL:


Network Name: Cronos


Chain ID: 25

Currency Symbol: CRO

Block Explorer URL:

Once you Save the Network and return to the main view, you’ll notice two things: the network has automatically been set to the one you just entered, and the units are no longer denominated in ETH, but in Cronos. You have successfully added the Cronos chain! You can now receive and send CRO on your Metamask wallet. And you may click on “Connect Wallet” in Parabola Fi Select Metamask and login.

Closing thoughts

MetaMask has long been the go-to passport for accessing the sprawling Ethereum landscape. But, with minimal effort, anyone can configure it to point towards Cronos. This allows them to enjoy years of development put into making MetaMask an indispensable tool for anyone interacting with decentralized applications.

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