Chainlist is a trusted service which does not require technical details like an RPC URL or Chain ID to add a new network to your BlockWallet account.
If the desired network is available on Chainlist, follow the instructions below to add it to your account:
- Navigate to https://chainlist.org/ and press “Connect Wallet”
- Make sure BlockWallet is your default wallet browser.
- Once your wallet is successfully connected, find your desired network and select “Add To Wallet”.
- In the wallet prompt, select “Add Network”.
- The selected network has now been successfully added to your BlockWallet account. You can now use this network by selecting it in the network dropdown on the wallet home screen.
Risks of adding an unknown network
As the blockchain ecosystem expands, many custom networks are built, but not all of them can be trusted. This is an inherent risk to adding custom networks.
Here are a couple of best practices when adding custom networks:
- Do your due diligence
- BlockWallet does not verify non-recognized networks, so be sure you trust the network provider before adding it to your BlockWallet account. A malicious network provider can lie about the state of the blockchain, withhold transactions, and record your network activity and IP address.
- Additionally, the quality of the underlying RPC is not guaranteed, the wallet experience can be degraded because of a low-quality RPC provided by the custom network.
- Always use established bridges or portals to move tokens between networks.
- When bridging your tokens (moving your tokens from one chain to another), make sure you trust the network operator and the receiving address you send funds.
- If you attempt to send crypto assets directly from one network or chain to another, it will most likely result in permanent and irreversible asset loss.
- Make sure that custom network information is accurate.
- Always verify custom network information before adding it to your BlockWallet account. As mentioned above, BlockWallet does not verify non-recognized networks.