BSC to MetaMask NZ

How to Add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask NZ (2024)

Discover the potential of Binance Smart Chain through MetaMask! Easily link your MetaMask wallet to BSC for a seamless DeFi journey. Unleash the possibilities of decentralized finance effortlessly!

How to Add BNB Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask

  1. Open and sign into MetaMask
  2. Click Add Network
  3. Select BNB Smart Chain (BSC) or add BSC network information
  4. Transfer BNB to your MetaMask wallet.

Including BNB Smart Chain (BSC) in your MetaMask wallet provides the flexibility to transition from Ethereum or any other compatible blockchain to BSC. This integration grants access to decentralized finance (DeFi) applications such as Pancakeswap.

Network name
BNB Smart Chain
Chain ID
Currency symbol
Block explorer URL (Optional)

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Installing and Setting Up MetaMask On Your Device

MetaMask is available for installation as a browser extension on popular platforms such as Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Edge, and Opera. Additionally, it can be acquired as a app.

Visit the official website of BSCscan by navigating to their platform. BSCscan serves as a blockchain explorer tailored for the BNB Smart Chain, akin to Etherscan.

Initiate Network Addition

Upon reaching the website, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Locate the MetaMask icon positioned adjacent to the “Add BSC Network” tab on the left side of your screen.

Add BSC to MetaMask through BSC Scan

If not logged in, the system will prompt you to log in after clicking the designated button.

MetaMask necessitates users to approve connection requests. If continuous approvals become bothersome, explore options like Account Abstraction for a better process.

MetaMask Allow BSC

Approve Connection Request MetaMask

Post-approval, proceed by clicking the “Switch network” button, enabling BSCscan to seamlessly set your default MetaMask wallet to BSC.

Switching Networks BNB

MetaMask switch network to BSC

And there you have it! Adding the BNB Smart Chain to MetaMask through BSCscan is a straightforward process, enhancing your accessibility to the BSC network effortlessly.

Now, armed with BNB Smart Chain in your MetaMask wallet, you’re ready to let your Shitcoin punting begin and watch the money roll in. Happy Shitcoin trading!

Commonly Asked Questions

Cryptocurrency wallets are free and cost nothing to set up and use – however you can buy Hardware wallets; the safest standard of cryptocurrency wallet in NZ. 

You just need a computer or smartphone that can connect to the internet.

Cryptocurrency NZ believe that hardware wallets like the Trezor and Ledger are the benchmark of crypto wallet security. They cost between $200 – $400 and will provide you will confidence knowing you have stored your funds in the safest means possible. 

Otherwise we’ve found Exodus to be extremely reliable, while also using MetaMask as our gateway to Web3. 

Wallets are free to set up and use, however you’ll need to pay a transaction fee when sending funds. This fee goes to the network, not the wallet provider. 

The exodus wallet is a safe option for storing your cryptocurrency. It is trusted by thousands of Kiwis here in NZ and is one of the most popular wallets around the world. When proper security measures are followed, the exodus wallet is a textbook example of a secure wallet for day-to-day use.

Investing in crypto is legal in NZ, therefore using a crypto wallet is also legal in NZ as a wallet is typically the first step in crypto investing. At the time of writing NZ regulations in regards to crypto are sparse, so it is advised to keep your eyes and ears peeled for when the time comes that the government attempts to regulate the crypto space.

Although you are required to store your Bitcoin in a Bitcoin wallet, your Ethereum in an Ethereum wallet, and so forth, it is possible to have one single ‘mega-wallet’ which allows you to store many various different types of crypto wallets in the one big wallet.

Examples include Trezor, Ledger, Exodus, and many more.

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Disclaimer: All content in this guide is intended for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as financial advice. As an individual, you are entirely responsible for how you conduct your investments and manage your cryptocurrency interests. It is exclusively your own responsibility to perform due diligence and Cryptocurrency NZ recommends taking extreme care and caution with crypto and are not responsible for the outcomes, management, or oversight of your activities.