4 min readAug 14, 2021

How-To Guide: Connecting MetaMask to AFEN NFT Marketplace/ Setting Binance smart chain as Mainnet

The first step to getting started on the AFEN NFT marketplace is to connect a MetaMask wallet to your account. You may be wondering; what’s a Metamask?

MetaMask is a software cryptocurrency wallet used to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. Notably, users can access their Ethereum wallets using the software, which is available as a browser extension on a desktop browser or as a mobile app. In addition, it equips the user with a key vault, secure login, token wallet, and token exchange.

To connect a MetaMask wallet to your AFEN NFT marketplace account, you must first install the former in your web browser (preferably desktop) as an extension or download the app on your mobile device.

How to install MetaMask in your web browser

Step 1:Search for MetaMask/ on your desktop web browser or follow this link directly to get started.

Step 2: Scroll down the home page and locate ‘get started’; Here you have the option that reads ‘Download MetaMask Today’

Step 3: By selecting ‘Download MetaMask Today,’ you will be redirected to a page where you may install the software on any of your iOS or Android-based mobile devices. If you’re using a desktop browser, you’ll also see an option that reads. ‘Install MetaMask for Chrome’.

Step 4: By clicking ‘Install MetaMask for Chrome,’ you will be redirected to another page where you will get a prompt that says ‘Add extension.’

Once you are done adding MetaMask as a chrome extension, you can proceed to ‘Get started’ as seen below.

Step 5: Once the extension is added, you will come across two options; either to ‘import wallet’ or to ‘create a wallet.’ The first option allows you to add an existing crypto wallet by providing a secret recovery phrase.

The second option allows you to create a new crypto wallet entirely. From here you can proceed to connect your MetaMask wallet to the AFEN NFT marketplace.

Step 6: If you choose to create a new wallet, you will be required to create a new MetaMask password which will be used to secure your MetaMask plugin.

Step 7: Once you have successfully created a password for your MetaMask plugin, proceed to Copy the secret backup phrase that comes up on your screen and paste or write it down in a secure destination where you can always have easy access to it.

How to switch to Binance chain Mainnet on Metamask (on a desktop browser)

If you have gotten to this point then you are halfway done with the job!

Proceed with the following steps;

Step 8: Click on the button at the top-right corner of your MetaMask home page (next to your avatar) as identified in the image below.

Step 9: By clicking on the button, you will come across other networks for Etherum transactions; click on the option that reads “Custom RPC” at the bottom of the list.

Step 10: By clicking the custom setup, you will be able to add the preferred custom network (which in this case is the Binance smart chain) as it doesn’t come as it is not available by default on MetaMask’s transaction network.

Step 11: Fill in Network name: Binance smart chain

Proceed to fill in New RPC URL:

Insert Chain ID: 56

Currency symbol: BNB

Block explorer:

Click ‘Save’

Step 12: Once you are done customizing your transaction network, proceed to click ‘save,’ and at the top of the page, click the option that reads ‘Add Network‘ as highlighted in the illustration below.

You are good to go! Wait. One more thing.

Go to through the in-built internet explorer in MetaMask. Click on connect wallet, select MetaMask. You have successfully completed the connection.

Now, you can interact with the platform, having connected your wallet.