Welcome to this post, we are going to look at the most common errors that happen in the binance Smart chain with Metamask or other wallets, and how you can fix them.
I am going to try to cover those errors that I have seen myself or have been told about, and are most common if you are new and don’t have much experience using defi wallets and exchanges.
First of all, you must have binance Smart chain configured in your metamask. By default, metamask when you create your account comes with the ethereum network, and to configure the binance Smart chain network we must go to settings, add netwok, and copy the data you see on the screen. I will leave the link below so you can see it, but you also have the video to see how it is done. If you look at the link, you must copy the mainnet.
Binance Smart Chain Metamask Tutorial
With the configuration done, you will be able to see the cryptocurrencies you have sent through the binance Smart chain and in case you still do not see your cryptocurrency, you may need to add the token. To do this, go to your metamask, click on add token, and search for its name. Sometimes the token does not appear, so go to coingecko or coinmarketcap and search for the cryptocurrency you have sent. Here, in the cryptocurrency tab, you will see the contract, and you must copy the one from the binance Smart chain. Go back to add token, and paste the contract you just copied and you will see the token already in your wallet.
Another common mistake is that I can’t approve a cryptocurrency in panckeswap or other Exchange defi to buy or sell. This is almost always because you don’t have binance coin in your wallet. The binance Smart chain network works with the binance coin, and without it, you will not be able to make any transactions in your wallet, as it is needed to pay the network fees. Just as the ethereum network requires ethereum for its use, so does the binance Smart chain.
If you don’t have binance coin, you can buy in binance or other exchanges the cryptocurrency and send it in your wallet to be able to use it. If the minimum withdrawal is too high, the only alternative I can think of is to ask someone to send bnb to your wallet in exchange for a payment. Since less than 5$ is enough to make a transaction and be able to buy bnb or move your cryptocurrencies.
Sometimes the transaction you have made in some Exchange defi or other platforms may fail or take a long time to be completed. This is mainly because the network has a lot of traffic and is somewhat saturated, which delays the execution of transactions and sometimes it can take several minutes before you see if the transaction has been made or not. In this case, it is best to wait, or come back at another time when the network is not so congested. In case it is a transaction error, you will have to redo the transaction, and if you can, raise the gas fee, as sometimes the transaction failure is because there is not enough gas fee in the transaction.
For errors where you don’t know if a transaction has been made or you don’t get to see your cryptocurrencies, the best thing to do is to check your wallet in bscan. I will leave the link in the description. Here, copy the address of your wallet and you will be able to see all the movements. Both the inflows and outflows of cryptocurrencies and operations. If you go to BEP-20 Tokens txns, you will be able to see both cryptocurrency inflows and outflows with history. So if you see here the cryptocurrencies you have sent or withdrawn, you can rest assured that they are either in the wallet or have exited. In case the transaction failed, you will see an exclamation mark in txn hash. This happens mostly when you send the same transaction twice because the network is slow, and once the first transaction is done, the second one goes out as an error, since the first one has already been done. In case of any problem, the best thing to do is to check on bscan where you will find all the information about the binance Smart chain and the transactions. When you make a withdrawal from any platform, you will also be able to see the transaction through bscan to check that the cryptocurrencies have arrived to your wallet.
I hope this has helped you to solve your problem with metamask and the binance Smart chain. In case you don’t have an account with binance, you can create one just below.
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