How-to Guide: Connecting MetaMask to Binance Smart Chain

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3 min readApr 18, 2021
Connecting MetaMask to Binance Smart Chain

Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is the first protocol that Blind Boxes is operating on. BEP-721 is the BSC token standard token. Like ERC-721 tokens, BEP-721 tokens are driven by smart contracts.

Benefits of BSC-based NFTs include:

  • Greater transaction speed and reliability
  • Significantly lower gas fees

To help creators get started on BSC, we’ve provided this short guide on how to connect BSC Mainnet to MetaMask.

Installing and setting up MetaMask

Start by downloading MetaMask for Chrome, Brave, iOS, and Android.

  • Next, create a wallet
  • Write down the backup seed phrase somewhere secure (preferably not on an Internet-connected device)
  • Without this phrase, your funds can’t be recovered if your device is damaged or lost
  • Finally, confirm your seed phrase by following the on-screen instructions

And voila! Your wallet is ready to send, store, and receive tokens.

A freshly-initialized MetaMask wallet.

Configuring the wallet

You might notice straight away that we’re still dealing with an Ethereum wallet. At best, this won’t work with Binance Smart Chain DApps. At worst, you could lose funds by sending them to addresses you can’t actually use.

Let’s change that. We want to access Settings to point the wallet towards Binance Smart Chain nodes.

Select Settings from the dropdown menu

On the Settings page, navigate to the Networks menu.

Networks menu

Click Add Network in the top-right corner to manually add Binance Smart Chain Mainnet.

Network Name: Binance Smart Chain


ChainID: 56

Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL:

Once you Save the Network and return to the main view, you’ll notice two things: the network has automatically been set to the one you just entered, and the units are no longer denominated in ETH, but in BNB.

Closing thoughts

MetaMask has long been the go-to passport for accessing the sprawling Ethereum landscape. But, with minimal effort, anyone can configure it to point towards Binance Smart Chain. This allows them to enjoy years of development put into making MetaMask an indispensable tool for anyone interacting with decentralized applications.

We want to click Add Network in the top-right corner to manually add the Binance Smart Chain one — it doesn’t come packaged with MetaMask. It’s important to note that there are two networks we can use here: the testnet or the mainnet. Below are the parameters to fill in for each.

About Blind Boxes

Blind Boxes is a gamified curation platform and launchpad for NFTs (non-fungible tokens). This highly scalable dApp enables brands and creators to diversify their revenue streams, increase the liquidity of their creative assets, and become leaders in decentralized global economies while engaging fans and buyers to discover and collect rare, limited edition NFTs.

Via the Blind Boxes Marketplace, buyers experience the thrill of time-released curated NFT collections. Here collectors unlock sealed packages of exclusive items, curated by tastemakers across the arts, music, & entertainment. Curation is at the core of our value proposition. The platform offers a commission structure that incentivizes independent contributors to produce bespoke blind box collections that feature top-tier talent and emerging artists and designers from around the world.

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