To test a decentralized application before deploying it to the Ethereum mainnet, web3 developers will deploy their smart contracts on a public testnet. Sepolia is a Proof-of-Stake testnet, and a popular test blockchain developers use to validate the functionality of their dapps before migrating them to Ethereum’s layer one blockchain.
This article will explain how to create a free Sepolia RPC endpoint on Alchemy and add the Sepolia testnet to your Metamask with that custom RPC endpoint. This will enable you to start deploying your smart contracts on the Sepolia testnet.
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From your dashboard, click the “create app” button. Next, complete the information about your dapp including:
- Dapp Name - name your app
- Description - describe your app
- Chain - Choose “Ethereum”
- Network - Choose “Sepolia”
To start deploying smart contracts and interacting with test applications on the Sepolia test network, you need to connect your wallet to the Sepolia network.
To add the Sepolia testnet to Metamask, click the network button at the top of your wallet and click “Add Network”.
At the bottom of the page, click “Add a network manually”.
Next, go to your Alchemy dashboard, click "View Key" and then copy the “HTTPS URL”.
Go back to Metamask and paste your Sepolia RPC URL into the network configuration details along with the following information:
- Network Name - Sepolia Testnet
- New RPC URL - https://eth-sepolia.g.alchemy.com/v2/[YOUR-API-KEY]
- Chain ID - 11155111
- Currency Symbol - SepoliaETH
- Block explorer URL - https://sepolia.etherscan.io/
Now your MetaMask wallet is connected to Sepolia 🎉
⛓️ To explore other free and public Sepolia RPC endpoints, visit Alchemy Chain Connect.
Updated 6 months ago