How to Transfer and Send BNB Tokens to a MetaMask Wallet Address


The Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is a blockchain network that runs in parallel to the Binance Chain. The BSC enables the creation of smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps), similar to the Ethereum blockchain.

The native cryptocurrency of both the Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain is BNB (Binance Coin). Sending BNB tokens to a MetaMask wallet provides users with an easy way to interact with dApps on the BSC while keeping their funds secure.


Before you can send BNB to a MetaMask wallet, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Install the MetaMask browser extension
  • Create a MetaMask wallet
  • Add the BSC network to your MetaMask wallet

Install MetaMask

MetaMask is a crypto wallet and gateway to blockchain apps. It allows you to store, send, and receive ETH, BNB, and other cryptocurrencies as well as interact with dApps.

To install MetaMask:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Download to install the MetaMask browser extension
  3. Follow the setup prompts to create a new wallet and secure your Secret Recovery Phrase

Create a MetaMask Wallet

Once MetaMask is installed, you need to create a wallet that will hold your BNB tokens.

To create a MetaMask wallet:

  1. Open the MetaMask browser extension
  2. Click Create a Wallet
  3. Follow the prompts to create a password and store your Secret Recovery Phrase

Your wallet address will display – this is your public key that you will provide to receive BNB tokens.

Add the BSC to MetaMask

To interact with BSC-based dApps and tokens, you need to add the BSC network to MetaMask manually.

To add BSC:

  1. Open MetaMask and click Add Network
  2. Enter the following details:
    • Network Name: Smart Chain
    • New RPC URL:
    • ChainID: 56
    • Symbol: BNB
    • Block Explorer URL:
  3. Click Save

The Smart Chain network will now show alongside Ethereum Mainnet in your network selector.

Sending BNB from Binance to MetaMask

Once you have set up your MetaMask wallet and added the BSC, you can send BNB from an exchange like Binance to your wallet address.

Here is the process:

  1. Log into your Binance account
  2. Mouseover Wallet and click Spot Wallet
  3. Click Withdraw next to BNB
  4. Enter your MetaMask BSC wallet address
  5. Select the BSC network
  6. Enter the amount of BNB to withdraw
  7. Click Submit

It will take a few minutes for the BNB withdrawal to be processed and sent to your wallet address. Once complete, you will see the BNB token balance in your MetaMask wallet.

Checking Transaction Status

You can check the status of your BNB transaction using a BSC block explorer like BscScan.

To check transaction status:

  1. Copy the transaction hash from Binance
  2. Go to
  3. Paste your transaction hash into the search bar
  4. View details of the transaction including status and confirmations

This allows you to see when the BNB tokens are fully confirmed on the BSC.

Using BNB in DeFi and dApps

Once your BNB tokens are in your MetaMask wallet, you have full control of your funds. You can use your BNB to interact with decentralized finance (DeFi) applications and other dApps built on BSC.

For example, you could:

  • Lend and borrow tokens on DeFi protocols like Venus
  • Provide liquidity to AMM dex platforms like PancakeSwap
  • Stake LP tokens to earn CAKE rewards
  • Swap tokens using MetaMask’s built in swap feature
  • Play blockchain games and more

The possibilities are endless when you connect your MetaMask wallet loaded with BNB to all the dApps across the BSC ecosystem.

Securing your Wallet

As with any cryptocurrency wallet, it is extremely important to take measures to keep your MetaMask wallet secure since you have full custody.

Some tips include:

  • Never sharing your Secret Recovery Phrase or private keys
  • Enabling transaction signing to confirm transactions
  • Being vigilant of fake websites and phishing attacks
  • Using a hardware wallet in tandem with MetaMask

Taking basic security precautions allows you to safely store, send, and use your BNB seamlessly while mitigating risk.


Sending BNB tokens from an exchange like Binance to your MetaMask wallet’s BSC address provides enhanced security, flexibility, and access to the world of decentralized apps on BSC.

By installing MetaMask, adding the BSC network, sending BNB to your wallet address, and interacting with dApps – you can explore DeFi, NFTs, gaming, tokens swaps, and more across a parallel blockchain to Ethereum.

Just remember to take measures to keep your Secret Recovery Phrase and private keys safe, and your BNB will remain securely in your control.