How to Add Bnb to Metamask
MetaMask is a popular Ethereum wallet that allows you to access and use decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum network from your browser. But did you know? MetaMask not only supports the Ethereum network, but also other blockchain networks, such as BNB Smart Chain (Binance Smart Chain, or BSC for short).
BNB Smart Chain is a public chain launched by Binance that is compatible with Ethereum. It offers faster, cheaper, and more flexible decentralized services. On BNB Smart Chain, you can use BNB tokens as fuel to participate in various DApps, such as liquidity mining, lending, trading, and more.
If you want to add BNB to MetaMask and use BNB Smart Chain DApps, then you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Install and set up MetaMask
First, you need to install the MetaMask extension or mobile app. You can download and install the version suitable for your platform from MetaMask’s [official website]. After installation, you need to create or import a MetaMask wallet. If you already have a MetaMask wallet, you can skip this step.
When creating or importing a wallet, you need to set a password and remember your mnemonic phrase. A mnemonic phrase is a phrase consisting of 12 words that can help you recover your wallet. Be sure to keep the mnemonic phrase in a safe place and do not disclose it to anyone.
Step 2: Add BNB Smart Chain network
After installing and setting up MetaMask, you need to add the BNB Smart Chain network to MetaMask. This way, you can use BNB tokens and BNB Smart Chain DApps in MetaMask.
There are two ways to add the BNB Smart Chain network to MetaMask: through BSCscan or manually.
Through BSCscan: This is a simple and quick method. You just need to visit BSCscan’s [website], click on the “Connect MetaMask” button on the top right corner, and then select the network you want to add, such as “BSC Mainnet”. MetaMask will automatically fill in the network parameters for you. You just need to confirm and save the network.
Manually: This is a more flexible method. You can manually enter the network parameters in MetaMask. You need to click on the network icon on the top right corner of MetaMask, and then select “Custom RPC”. You need to fill in the following information:
You can also use other RPC URLs or block explorer URLs if you prefer. After filling in the information, you need to click on “Save” to add the network.
Step 3: Transfer BNB to MetaMask wallet
After adding the BNB Smart Chain network, you need to transfer some BNB tokens to your MetaMask wallet. You can transfer BNB tokens from other platforms or wallets, such as Binance, Trust Wallet, or Ledger.
To transfer BNB tokens, you need to copy your MetaMask wallet address. You can click on the account icon on the top right corner of MetaMask, and then select “Copy to clipboard”. You can also click on the “Receive” button and scan the QR code.
Then, you need to paste your MetaMask wallet address in the destination platform or wallet, and enter the amount of BNB tokens you want to send. You need to make sure that you are sending BNB tokens on the BNB Smart Chain network, not on the Ethereum network. You can check the network by looking at the address prefix. If it starts with “0x”, it is on the Ethereum network. If it starts with “bnb”, it is on the BNB Smart Chain network.
You also need to pay attention to the transaction fee, which is usually very low on the BNB Smart Chain network, but may vary depending on the network congestion. After confirming the transaction details, you can click on “Send” or “Confirm” to initiate the transaction.
You can check the status of your transaction on BSCscan by entering your transaction hash or your MetaMask wallet address. It may take a few minutes for your transaction to be confirmed and for your BNB tokens to appear in your MetaMask wallet.
Step 4: Use BNB Smart Chain DApps
After transferring BNB tokens to your MetaMask wallet, you can use them to access and use various DApps on the BNB Smart Chain network. There are many DApps that are compatible with both Ethereum and BNB Smart Chain networks, such as PancakeSwap, BakerySwap, Venus, Aave, etc.
To use these DApps, you need to connect your MetaMask wallet to them. You can visit their websites and click on the “Connect Wallet” button. You need to select MetaMask as your wallet option, and then confirm the connection request in MetaMask.
Once connected, you can use these DApps as you would normally do on the Ethereum network. For example, you can swap tokens, provide liquidity, borrow or lend assets, stake tokens, etc. You can also explore other DApps that are exclusive to the BNB Smart Chain network, such as Pancake Bunny, AutoFarm, Beefy Finance, etc.
In this article, we have learned how to add BNB to MetaMask and use BNB Smart Chain DApps. By following these steps, you can enjoy faster, cheaper, and more flexible decentralized services on the BNB Smart Chain network.