How to Swap Crypto on PancakeSwap in 2021?

With PancakeSwap, you can purchase, exchange or swap and start trading instantly. Several tokens are available with standard bases like ETH, USDT, and many more. Here in this How-To guide, we will be using ETH as our common base to illustrate how to swap crypto on PancakeSwap. 

What is PancakeSwap?

PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange, a fork of Uniswap protocol and an automated money market. where anyone can trade, earn, and win cryptocurrencies. The platform is trusted and used by millions of users, as it is beginner-friendly and is free from the process of registrations. 

Below is the step-by-step guide to swap crypto on PancakeSwap.

Getting Started!

The first step is to head over to the PancakeSwap official web page, and on the header, you will see “Trade” as an option. Take your cursor to trade, and you will see two options displayed on the web page-Exchange and Liquidity. Click on Exchange, and you will see a description box appearing for exchange. 

PancakeSwap Exchange
PancakeSwap Exchange

Choose the crypto you wish to swap

The next step is to choose the coin you want to swap or exchange and a token that you wish to have through this swapping your coin. For this how-to guide, we have taken the coin to be Ethereum (ETH) and the token base to be BUNNY. So that is from Ethereum to BUNNY. As you can see in the image given below.

Ethereum To Bunny
Ethereum To Bunny

 How much do you want to swap?

Enter the amount. Now, while entering the amount, you can either mention the amount you wish to spend by typing on the top beside “ETH” or mention the amount you want to buy beside “BUNNY”. The platform calculates both ways, and you have a clear value within seconds.

As you enter the amounts, you will be shown all the details below. The calculations below indicate the minimum received BUNNY, price impact, liquidity provider fee, and route. As a conscious trader, you must look at it carefully. Here for demonstration, we have taken 100 Ethereum.

100 ETH for 89925.3 BUNNY
100 ETH for 89925.3 BUNNY

PancakeSwap transaction settings

Before we go onto the fourth step, remember a few things or terms beforehand:

  • Slippage Tolerance: This is an unfavourable change in the quoted price and executed price. Note that you can also frontrun your transaction by mentioning your expected changes in terms of percentage. The platform offers 0.1, 0.5, 1, and 3% of slippage tolerance. Remember high slippage tolerance rate may help in succeeding your transaction, but the trader may not receive great prices.

Note that 0.5% is an auto feature. You may change as per your wish. Settings that are analysed in slippage tolerance are as follows:

Slippage Tolerance
Slippage Tolerance
  • Tx. Deadline: The transaction automatically reverts to its original state if pending for twenty or more minutes. Note that you can frontrun your transaction by mentioning your expected delay in timings. However, twenty minutes is an auto feature. 
  • Expert Mode: This setting is auto-off as it is a risky move. The platform gives a warning before the trader switches it on. This allows for high slippage trades, which may not provide reasonable prices and impact the transaction.
  • Disable Multihops: This setting is also auto-off because they restrict the swap if not in direct pairs. 
  • Flippy Sounds: It’s a unique setting that allows for sounds that make the experience of trading fun. 
  • Default Transaction Speed (GWEI): The charges are called the “gas price.” The traders can choose high, medium, or low fees depending upon the time interval they want. There are three kinds of transaction modes available depending on the time interval. Standard, Fast, and Instant are the three different modes the traders can choose. Note the faster the trader wants the transaction to be, the higher the fees will be charged. Remember, the charges are implicated in the unit of Ethereum that is Gwei.  

Connect your wallet

The fourth step is to connect your wallet, and you can also do this at the beginning by following the page’s header. However, here in this tutorial, we will be doing it now. So first, we will be connecting our Metamask wallet.

Give your password and unlock Metamask. Remember to connect to the correct network. Here we are connected to Ethereum Mainnet, the Ethereum network.

Connect your Wallet
Connect your Wallet

Swap crypto on PancakeSwap

Once connected, you will see the “SWAP” icon active to get clicked. Click on it, and confirm the transaction in your wallet. Once the transaction completes, you will have your tokens in your wallet. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PancakeSwap?

PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange platform where anyone can trade, earn, and win cryptocurrencies. The platform is trusted and used by millions of users, as it is beginner-friendly and is free from the process of registrations.

Is PancakeSwap safe?

PancakSwap has a detailed guideline on its security protocol documents. The platform gets audited, provides maximum transparency, and follows best security practices.

Can I buy Dogecoin on PancakeSwap?

Yes, Dogecoin can be bought on PancakeSwap.

Where can I buy PancakeSwap?

PancakeSwap can be bought on a popular exchange like Binance.

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