If you're looking to interact with decentralized applications (dapps) on the BNB Smart Chain (BSC) mainnet, MetaMask is the perfect browser extension for you. MetaMask, which is widely used for Ethereum blockchain interactions, also supports other networks like BSC. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of adding the BNB Smart Chain mainnet to MetaMask for the best user experience.
To start the process, open the MetaMask extension in your browser by clicking on the MetaMask icon located in the top-right corner. This will open the MetaMask interface, which provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface for managing your assets.
In the MetaMask interface, click on the network dropdown in the top-right corner. From the list of options, select "Custom RPC". This will open a new window where you can enter the details of the BNB Smart Chain mainnet.
Network Name: Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
Chain ID: 56
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 the "New RPC URL" field, enter the URL of the BNB Smart Chain mainnet, which is " https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/ ". It is important to double-check the URL to ensure you are connecting to the correct network.
In the "Network Name" field, give the network a name. For example, you can call it " Smart Chain ". This will help you identify the network easily in MetaMask.
Click on the "Save" button to add the BNB Smart Chain mainnet to your MetaMask interface.
Now you need to select the BNB Smart Chain mainnet from the network dropdown. Once you select it, your MetaMask will be connected to the BNB Smart Chain mainnet, and you'll be able to interact with BNB Smart Chain dapps.