MilkySwap uses the Milkomeda sidechain to get around the issues many other DEXs face when working on the Cardano mainnet.
The Milkomeda C1 sidechain uses MilkADA as its base asset for paying fees and gas. To access the sidechain, you will need a Cardano wallet with some ADA as well as the MetaMask browser extension. On the following pages we will walk through the steps to create a Cardano wallet in Flint, configure MetaMask to get a Milkomeda C1 address, and finally send ADA to be converted into MilkADA on Milkomeda C1. Our first step is to install Flint Wallet. You can find more details on M1 here.