Written by KomoDeFi Editorial Team on March 27, 2021

Connecting Metamask to Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

Why the custom connection?

All of the DApps (Decentralized Applications) developed on Binance smart chain work with an Ethereum wallet. However, while using an Ethereum wallet you need to connect to BSC nodes.

This is mainly due to the difference between the token standards. The Binance DEX or the Binance chain uses BEP-2, while the Binance Smart chain uses the BEP-20 token standard.

The DApps developed on the smart chains have a modern standard than the DEX itself. This requires users to connect their standard Ethereum wallet to BSC nodes. This needs a small modification, however, the features are the same as using MetaMask with any dAPP.

How to connect?

  • Download Metamask extension into your browser.
  • Create a wallet, save the backup seed.
  • Click on the account icon and from the dropdown menu click settings.
  • Go to the networks menu and select Add network.
  • Enter the information as follows: (This is BSC mainnet)

Network Name: Smart Chain

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

ChainID: 56

Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com

Let's connect with a BSC DAPP

Let's head over to pancakeswap to check our connection. Pancakeswap is the number 1 automated market maker to the Binance smart chain. It is developed on the Binance smart chain token protocol.

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