How to Add the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask

Overview of MetaMask

MetaMask is a crypto asset (virtual currency) wallet that allows you to manage, send, receive, and connect various virtual coins (tokens) to related services. A virtual currency wallet is, as the term implies, “a wallet that can (store) virtual currency” and can manage blockchain-based virtual currencies issued worldwide.

This article will show you how to add the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to your MetaMask virtual currency wallet!


Setup

If you have already downloaded the virtual currency wallet MetaMask, go to the next section, “How to connect MetaMask with the Binance Smart Chain (BSC),” to connect your wallet to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Also, if you have not downloaded and set up MetaMask, please check out the related articles below for more information on MetaMask and how to download it.

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How to connect the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask

MetaMask is initially only able to manage tokens associated with the Ethereum and ETH chains. Therefore, you may lose your assets if you transfer tokens from the “Binance Smart Chain (BSC)” to an address displayed in the Ethereum chain.

Therefore, we will now add the “Binance Smart Chain (BSC)” to your meta mask and set it up so that you can deposit tokens associated with the Binance Smart Chain (BSC)!


1. Open the Wallet Extension

Open the Wallet Extension (MetaMask) and select the topmost network drop-down menu labeled “Ethereum Mainnet” in the image.



2. Add a network (1)

Next, select “Add Network.”

3. Add Network(2)

Finally, enter the following information in each field shown in the image above, after completing the input, select “Save” to complete the addition of the Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Main Net

Network Name: Binance Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
Chain ID: 56
Currency symbol: BNB
URL for block explorer: https://bscscan.com


Testnet

Network name Smart Chain – Testnet
URL for new RPC https://data-seed-prebsc-1-s1.binance.org:8545/
Chain ID 97
Currency symbol BNB
URL for block explorer https://testnet.bscscan.com

4. Setup complete


You now connect to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) in your MetaMask account!”

Difference between main net and test net

Generally, the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) we use is the “mainnet.” Testnet is the network for testing in the development environment, so make no mistake.

When you want to perform tests in the development environment, you should add a testnet. In this testnet, you can Claim BNB for free at “Binance Smart Chain Faucet.” Connect the test net to MetaMask to obtain an address.

After obtaining the BNBN, you can perform operations such as swap and liquidity with tokens on the BSC chain used on the testnet. You can then swap tokens on the BSC chain for use in the testnet.

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