If you own some Tron (TRX) you may be looking for a way to add the Tron network to your Metamask wallet. But there is a little catch. It is possible to add custom tokens to Metamask. But Metamask is an Ethereum network-based wallet, thus it can only hold tokens created on the Ethereum network.
So the only way to add Tron to your Metamask is by adding the Binance Smart Chain version of it. And here is how to do it!
Can you add Tron to Metamask
You are able to hold only the Binance-peg TRX token and not the TRX token in its native network. That’s because Metamask does not support the Tron network, but only the Ethereum network and Ethereum-based tokens. And Binance Smart Chain is built with the same programing language and is quite similar to the Ethereum one, thus it can be added to Metamask.
But don’t worry. Using the BNB chain instead TRC-20 doesn’t mean any significant changes. The only thing you have to watch out for is when sending the TRX tokens that you have to select the BNB chain, not the TRC-20 as the transaction network.
How to add Tron to Metamask
First thing first when adding the Tron network to Metamask you will need your version of Metamask installed. Metamask is available for smartphones and as a browser extension. If you need any help with the creation process you can follow this guide.
Add the Binance Smart Chain to MetaMask
Now it’s time to add the Binance Smart Chain to Metamask. BNB chain doesn’t come prepacked with your wallet, thus we need to do it manually. To do so open your Metamask extension, click on your profile picture, and tap “Add network”.
A new window will pop up where you need to fill in the network details. Fill in:
- Network Name: Smart Chain
- New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
- ChainID: 56
- Currency Symbol: BNB
- Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com
These details can be found in the official Binance guide, here.
After hitting Save BNB chain was successfully imported. Now what is left to do is to add Tron itself to Metamask.
Import Tron token to MetaMask
Ensure you have Binance’s Smart Chain selected and hit “Import tokens” at the bottom of the page. A little table will pop up asking for the Custom Token details.
Now head to the TRX page on CoinMarketCap. Doing it through CoinNarketCap is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to obtain the contract address. It is really important to ensure that you are getting Token information from a credible source.
Find the section called “Contracts”. Here you have either the possibility to copy the Contract address and paste it into Metamask or to have the TRX imported to Metamask automatically by clicking the little MetaMask logo.
Copy the Contract address and head back to MetaMask to paste it into the “Token Contract address” field. All the other information will be automatically filled in. If TRX as the Token symbol did not automatically appear you may have copied something else than the Tron address.
After selecting “Add Custom Token” you will need to confirm the import of Tron.
If you have done everything right Tron will appear as one of your tokens in your MetaMask wallet. This will allow you to see Tron balance deposited via the Binance Smart Chain.
Adding Tron to Metamask is nothing hard. All you need is to have 2 minutes of time. Now you will be able to send and receive Tron on the Binance Smart Chain. And that’s despite the fact that the Tron network itself cannot be added to MetaMask.
This process is similar to adding any other Network or any other Custom Token to MetaMask, for instance, Dogecoin or AVAX.