MetaMask has always been the go-to wallet for accessing the Ethereum network. However, you can now connect MetaMask to the Binance Smart Chain, for accessing decentralised apps and Defi that support it.
Users are getting increasingly frustrated with the sky-high prices when interacting with the Ethereum network and are now searching for ways to reduce their costs.
One way is by avoiding the Ethereum blockchain altogether by using Dapps such as PancakeSwap or Burgerswap to exchange your assets, yield farm, or vote on proposals on alternative blockchains. One such blockchain is the Binance Smart Chain built for cross-chain compatibility with Binance Chain, the home of the BNB token.
In the below tutorial, I will explain how to connect your Metamask wallet to the Binance Smart Chain. For more information on the Binance Smart Chain, you can check out the Binance Academy.
Binance Smart Chain Connection Details
Below are the details that you will need to add to your MetaMask account to add the Binance Smart Chain. However, before transferring to the network, please also double-check these with the Binance Academy blog to ensure these are up to date.
Network Name: Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com