Set up MetaMask for Binance Smart Chain

In this article, we will show you how to set up MetaMask for Binance Smart Chain? Before going on the steps to set up MetaMask for Binance Smart Chain(BSC), I would like to give a brief idea about MetaMask and Binance Smart Chain (Advance users can skip this).

After that, I will discuss steps to set MetaMask for Binance Smart Chain. And in the end, I will also share steps to transfer BNB from Binance Smart Wallet(BSC Test network) to MetaMask(BSC Test network).

What is MetaMask?

No one can send cryptocurrency-based transactions without a crypto wallet. A wallet is a platform or an interface that allows users to store private keys and interact with multiple public ledgers like Bitcoin, Ethereum.

MetaMask is a browser-based plugin that acts as a wallet and allows users to connect with blockchain networks like ethereum via a browser (They also have mobile apps). Via MetaMask, users can also interact with Ethereum Dapps.

What is Binance Smart Chain(BSC)?

Binance is a fast and secure cryptocurrency exchange.

Binance Smart Chain(BSC) is a blockchain system from Binance. BSC follows the dual-chain architecture, allowing users to build their decentralized applications and digital assets on one blockchain and hold an advantage of the fast trading to exchange on the other.

BSC uses the Proof-of-Stake Authority protocol, where any user could join as validating nodes by staking their BNB coins. At each validation, 21 nodes will select as validators based on their stakes.

So, Let’s see the steps to set up MetaMask for BSC!

Steps to set up MetaMask for Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

If you have already created your MetaMask wallet, you can directly jump to step  2.

Step  1 – Set up MetaMask wallet

a. Add MetaMask extension to chrome(Add from here).

b. Look for the MetaMask logo on the chrome toolbar and click on it.

Install Metamask
Install Metamask

c. Click on “Get Started.”

d. Click on “Create a wallet” You can also import your existing wallet if you have any.

e. Now, you will find the Help Us Improve MetaMask page. It is up to you whether you want to share user data like user experience, events with MetaMask. I will go with “I Agree.”

f. Next, it will ask to set a password to access the wallet. Enter a password of your choice having eight characters and agree to terms & conditions. Click “Create.”

g. You will find the Secret backup phrase. Please save it to your local system to restore your account later. Click “Next.”

h. Place all the words of the secret phrase in the original order. Click “Confirm.”

i. Congratulations!!! You have successfully set up your MetaMask wallet. Click on “All Done.”

MetaMask Home
MetaMask Home

Step  2 -  Set up MetaMask for BSC Mainnet.

a. Click on “Account Profile” on the top of the right side.

MetaMask Account Profile
MetaMask Account Profile

b. Click on “Settings.”

c. Go to “Networks.”

d. Click on “Add Network.”

e. Enter details to add “Binance Smart Chain Mainnet.”

Network Name: Binance Smart Chain

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

Chain ID: 56

Currency Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com

Metamask setup network
MetaMask setup network

Alternatives Binance Smart Chain RPC URL:

Now, Click on the MetaMask logo on the top of the left side of the web page. You will able to see BNB as a currency, as shown below. Here, we completed the setup of MetaMask for BSC Mainnet.

MetaMask BSC Setup Done
MetaMask BSC Setup Done

Transfer BNB with MetaMask

Now, Let’s see one scenario by adding BSC Testnet to MetaMask and transfer BNB from Binance Smart Wallet to MetaMask.

Step  1 – Set up MetaMask for BSC Testnet

a. Click on “Account Profile” on the top of the right side.

b. Click on “Settings.”

c. Go to “Networks.”

d. Click on “Add Network.”

e. Enter details to add “Binance Smart Chain Testnet” as shown in fig and save it.

Network Name: Binance Smart Chain Test

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

Chain ID: 97

Currency Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL: https://testnet.bscscan.com

Binance Smart Chain Testnet Setup with Metamask
Binance Smart Chain Testnet Setup with MetaMask

Alternatives BSC Testnet RPC URLs:

Here, we completed the setup of MetaMask for BSC Testnet.

Step  2 – Set up Binance Chain Wallet

a. Add Binance Chain Wallet extension to chrome(Add from here).

b. Look for the Binance Chain Wallet logo on the chrome toolbar and click on it.

Binance Chain Wallet
Binance Chain Wallet

c. Click “I do not own a wallet.”

d. Next, it will ask to set a password to access the wallet. Enter password. Click “Continue.”

e. You will find a seed phrase. “Click to copy” and save it to your local system to restore your account later. Click “Continue.”

f. Confirm your seed phrase by typing the correct word for each position.

g. You have successfully set up your Binance Chain Wallet.

Binance Wallet Setup done
Binance Wallet Setup done

h. For testing purposes, we have to switch from Binance Smart Chain Network to Binance Smart Chain Test Network.

So click on the “Binance Smart Chain Network” drop-down on the top. Check “Show Test Networks” and select Binance Smart Chain Test Network.

Selecting Testnet
Selecting Testnet

Step  3 – Add BNB coins to Account 0 of Binance Chain Wallet for testing purposes

a. Copy an address of Account 0 from Binance Chain Wallet. It will be like — 0x0A209B53dabd5701d751573118070B143BaB314E

Copy account address
Copy account address

b. Go to Binance Smart Chain Faucet.

c. Paste copied address and select 6.25 BNBs to transfer.

Get some test funds
Get some test funds

d. Go to Binance Smart Wallet and check BNB coin balance and activity for Account 0.

Now, we will transfer BNB from Binance Smart Wallet to MetaMask address. Here,

Sender — Account 0 of Binance Smart Wallet

Receiver — Account 1 of MetaMask Wallet

Step  4 – Transfer BNB from Binance Chain Wallet to MetaMask

a. Copy Account 1’s address(Receiver’s) from MetaMask

a. Go to MetaMask.

Copy Account 1’s address(Receiver’s) from Metamask
Copy Account 1’s address(Receiver’s) from MetaMask

b. Notice the balance of Account 1(0 BNB) and copy the address of Account 1.

For ex. it is 0x4F5513aeE82d86b313ea4464f208433E3ce6B4ab

c. Now Go to Binance Smart Wallet and select account 0. Click on “Send” to transfer BNB.

Select Transfer
Select Transfer

b. Paste copied account address.

c. Enter amount 1(BNB) and Click “Send.”

Transaction done
Transaction done

Step  6 – Verify transaction

a. Go to MetaMask.

BNB received
BNB received

b. Verify, you are in the Binance Smart Chain Test network. Check the balance of Account 1. It will be 1 BNB. Previously it was 0 BNB.

Hence, we successfully transferred 1 BNB from Binance Smart Wallet(Test network) to MetaMask Wallet(Test network).

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