Buy Crypto from Another Network

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2 steps
20 minutes
level Advanced

In previous quests, you learnt how to buy crypto using the Ethereum network, which is the default blockchain network on most Web3 platforms. This quest will teach you to buy crypto using a different network.

Step 1

Switch to BNB Chain

From MetaMask, you will now learn how to use your Web3 wallet on the BNB Chain, formerly called the Binance Smart Chain. This is an alternative blockchain network that also interacts with Web3 Dapps. It is built using much of the same technology as Ethereum, so switching to the network is easy.

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Step 2

Buy Binance Coin (BNB) inside MetaMask

BNB Coin or BNB is the native cryptocurrency of BNB Chain, just as Ether (ETH) is the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum. Just like you need ETH to perform most Web3 transactions on Ethereum, you will need BNB to pay for most transactions on BNB Chain. Currently, there are 2 different services you can buy BNB from inside MetaMask: Transak and MoonPay.