Installing and configuring the MetaMask application
The MetaMask wallet app is available for download on Chrome, Firefox, iOS and Android. For this tutorial, we’ll be using the Firefox version, but the instructions will be very similar for all platforms.
First, you must access the MetaMask download page. So, select the platform you are using and follow the steps to complete the installation on your device. Easy!
Then continue the installation through the application itself. Go ahead and click on Create a Wallet. Write down the backup seed phrase somewhere secret (preferably on a device that is not connected to the Internet). Without this sentence, your funds cannot be recovered if your device is damaged or lost. On the next page, confirm that you have already written/saved the seed phrase.
Ready! You should now see your wallet, ready to send and receive funds.
Configuring the wallet
Let’s settle this. We want to adjust the Settings (Settings) to direct the wallet to the nodes (nodes) of Binance Smart Chain.
Select Settings from the MetaMask drop-down menu.
On the Settings page, we want to locate the Networks menu.
We must click on Add Network in the upper right corner to manually add the Binance Smart Chain network – which initially does not come integrated with MetaMask. It is important to note that there are two networks that we can use here: the testnet (test network) or the mainnet (main network). Below are the parameters that should be used for each one.
Mainnet (this is the one you’re probably looking for)
Network Name: Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com
Network Name: Smart Chain – Testnet
New RPC URL: https://data-seed-prebsc-1-s1.binance.org:8545/
Block Explorer URL: https://testnet.bscscan.com
In this tutorial, we’re going to use testnet, but you’ll probably want to use mainnet. We recommend adding both if you intend to use MetaMask to transfer BNB or Binance Smart Chain tokens.
After Saving the network (Network) and returning to the main page, you will notice two things: the network has automatically changed to the one you just added, and the units are no longer denominated in ETH, but in BNB.
Don’t be fooled by the Ethereum logo – we tune into the BSC testnet. Now, we need some funds. Hover over Account 1 (Account 1) and click to copy its address to the clipboard. Let’s access the Binance Smart Chain Faucet and paste the address into the form.
For now, let’s use BNB. Click on the Give me BNB dropdown menu and select the amount you want to receive. You may need to wait a few minutes, but soon enough, the funds will appear in your testnet wallet.