How to download, setup and connect MetaMask to PancakeSwap.
To get started, the first thing you’ll need is to set up a wallet that supports Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Wallets are available both on desktop computers and on smartphone devices.
MetaMask is a very popular browser-based wallet plugin that supports ERC20 (Ethereum network) and BEP2 & BEP20 (Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain networks).
INSTALLING METAMASK TO YOUR BROWSER
If you don’t have MetaMask yet installed and want to try to add custom tokens with it, download from metamask.io.
You should ALWAYS download MetaMask through their official site to be sure that you are indeed downloading the official version, as there have been countless fakes around that will try to scam your funds.
From the download choose your preferred version, we go with browser extension. After you have installed the extension accept the terms and services and make a new wallet.
CREATE PASSWORD FOR LOGIN
You need to create a password for yourself what you will remember, if you forgot your password or you are changing your device, you will get a seed phrase that will let you reset your password or you can use it to import new devices.
NEVER give your seed phrase in any circumstances. This is the key to your funds so don’t lose it. Any legit site or support person will never ask your seed, so keep in mind if someone asks for this it is 100% SCAM!
SAVE YOUR SEED PHRASE SOMEWHERE SAFE
After you have input the password it’s time to get your seed phrase. In picture below you can see warnings and tips for your seed phrase.
If you want to go straight to the wallet and click “Remind me later” you can download your seed phrase from settings.
You can download Secret Backup Phrase from blue text to hard drive or just click next where you can test your phrase. Keep in mind it needs to be in correct order so copy paste your phrase from this window or download it to your computer.
After you have input the words in right order you are ready to use MetaMask!
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.
Chrome and Firefox
- Open MetaMask and click on the network selector at the top. By default it will show “Ethereum Mainnet”. Scroll down and click Custom RPC.
- A window will open. Type in the details below.
Network Name: Binance Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org
Chain ID: 56
Currency Symbol (optional): BNB
Block Explorer URL (optional): https://bscscan.com
- Make sure you’ve typed everything in correctly and click Save. Binance Smart Chain will now be one of your network options.
Your Binance Smart Chain (BSC) wallet is now ready to receive SRVC, BNB and BEP20 tokens only! Remember you will need to have some BNB in your wallet to pay for the transaction costs (Gas fees) if you want to perform a transfer or buy any BEP20 token (since BSC requires BNB to pay for any transaction executed on the network).
- Visit the PancakeSwap website. In the top right corner you’ll see the Connect button. Click it.
- A window will appear asking you to choose a wallet to connect to. Click MetaMask (it’s the top option on the list).