Getting Started on Gnosis Chain

Add Gnosis Chain to Your Wallet

For Metamask, follow one of these instructions to add Gnosis Chain:

Option 1: One-click Configuration

Visit ChainList, then simply click Add to Metamask to add Gnosis (Chain ID: 100, Currency: xDAI) to Metamask.

Option 2: Manual Configuration

  1. In MetaMask go to Settings > Networks

  2. Scroll to the bottom and click the Add Network button

  3. Click Add a network manually

  4. Fill in these values:

ItemValue

Network Name

Gnosis

RPC URL

https://rpc.gnosischain.com

Chain ID

100

Currency symbol

xDAI

Block explorer URL

https://etherscan.io

Once you're done, click Save.

Import the GNO Token

To import the GNO token to Metamask, you can visit Blockscout and click on the fox icon to import the token to Metamask.

Other Wallets

For other wallets, add the Gnosis Chain using the network information as above, and add the GNO token using its token address as shown on the Blockscout site.

Obtain Some GNO

There are multiple ways to obtain GNO on the Gnosis chain. However, it is important to conduct your own research and proceed at your own risk.

If you don't already have GNO on the ETH mainnet, it is highly recommended not to purchase it on the mainnet. The gas fees for bridging it to the Gnosis chain can be significantly higher than necessary.

One easy and cost-effective method to acquire GNO on the Gnosis chain is by bridging DAI from the ETH mainnet to the Gnosis chain using The Gnosis Chain Bridge. By bridging DAI to xDAI, you will have xDAI in your wallet, which can be used to pay for transaction gas fees on the Gnosis chain, which are only fractions of a cent.

Once you have xDAI in the desired account for your validator deposit, you can use Honeyswap or CowSwap to swap xDAI for GNO. Keep in mind that for each validator you plan to run on the Gnosis Beacon Chain, you will need exactly 1 GNO. It is advisable to start with 1 validator initially to become familiar with the process before attempting to run more.

If you already possess GNO on the mainnet, you can bridge it to the Gnosis chain by visiting The Gnosis Chain Bridge or jumper.exchange. The following screenshots are from the Gnosis Chain Bridge:

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