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MetaMask Snaps to let users interact with Solana DApps through Solflare

Solflare co-founder Filip Dragoslavic said that the integration removes the “friction” that prevented potential users from entering the Solana ecosystem.

Solana wallet provider Solflare has integrated MetaMask Snaps to let MetaMask users manage their Solana portfolio directly from the popular crypto wallet. 

According to an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, the Solana (SOL) wallet provider is “easing the barrier of entry and usage” to the Solana blockchain with the new integration. Using an extension called MetaMask Snaps, Solflare will allow MetaMask users to interact with various decentralized applications (DApps) within the Solana ecosystem.

According to Filip Dragoslavic, the co-founder of Solflare, the “friction” of installing new wallets has “stopped many potential Solana users” from entering the ecosystem. “This integration could be a game-changer to introduce the biggest user base in Web3 to just try Solana and see for themselves,” Dragoslavic added.

The feature is made possible through a collaboration with MetaMask Snaps, a way to extend the functionality of the popular Web3 wallet. Christian Montoya, the product lead at MetaMask Snaps, commented on the integration and said that onboarding MetaMask users to Solana DApps is a huge step toward a “more seamless user experience.” 

The much-anticipated MetaMask Snaps is designed to allow users to interact with a variety of different blockchain networks. In a recent Cointelegraph interview at the Korea Blockchain Week, ConsenSys head of strategy Simon Morris described Snaps as an “Apple App Store” for MetaMask, which allows third-party developers to launch DApps called “Snaps.”

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In addition, the feature allows users to manage SOL, Solana Program Library tokens and nonfungible tokens through MetaMask. The announcement highlighted that it lets existing MetaMask users integrate their wallets across Ethereum and other Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chains with the Solana blockchain. 

Since Solana has a different infrastructure, access to the ecosystem requires Solana-specific wallets like Solflare. However, with the new feature, users will be able to manage their interactions with Solana through MetaMask.

To connect with Solana, MetaMask users will need to either visit Solflare’s website or connect their wallet to any Solana application. After an installation process, users will be able to bridge their EVM assets into Solana.

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