Last updated on February 4th, 2022
If you are looking to add KNC to your Metamask wallet, you may first want to check whether you are adding the KNC version 2, or the legacy version (KNCL).
This is because the older version of KNC (KNCL) can only be added to the Ethereum network, while new KNC (KNC v2) can be added to Ethereum, Polygon, and the Binance Smart Chain.
Here’s what you need to know:
How to add KNC to Metamask on the Ethereum network
Here are 4 steps to add KNC to Metamask on the Ethereum network:
- Go to Metamask and ensure that you are using the Ethereum Mainnet
- Select ‘Import Tokens’, and then ‘Import Custom Token’
- Copy the Ethereum contract from CoinMarketCap
- Double check that KNC is detected and select ‘Add Custom Token’
Here is each step explained in-depth:
Go to Metamask and ensure that you are using the Ethereum Mainnet
The first thing you’ll need to do is to ensure that you are using the Ethereum Mainnet on Metamask.
This is the default network for all Metamask wallets. However, you are also able to connect Metamask to other blockchain networks, such as:
As such, do remember to be on the Ethereum Mainnet before moving on to the next step.
Select ‘Import Tokens’, and then ‘Import Custom Token’
Once you’re on the Ethereum Mainnet, the next step will be to select ‘Import Tokens‘.
If you try to search for KNC using the Search function, you will only view the old KNC (KNCL).
If you want to add the new KNC (KNC v2), you will need to go to the ‘Custom Token‘ section.
Copy the Ethereum contract from CoinMarketCap
For the next part, you can go to the KNC page on CoinMarketCap.
I prefer using CoinMarketCap to obtain the contract address, as it is one of the most reliable sites with regards to cryptocurrencies.
There is a section called ‘Contracts‘, where you’ll see the Ethereum contract for KNC.
If you click on ‘More‘, you can view the Polygon and Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) contract addresses too.
You can click on the contract and it will be copied to your clipboard.
Double check that KNC is detected and select ‘Add Custom Token’
Once you’ve copied the Contract Address, you can paste it in the ‘Token Contract Address‘ field in Metamask.
If you pasted the correct contract address, KNC should automatically appear as the Token Symbol.
After selecting ‘Add Custom Token‘, you will need to confirm importing KNC one more time.
Once you’ve successfully imported KNC to your Metamask wallet, you should see it as one of your assets under the Ethereum Mainnet.
This will allow you to view any KNC that you’ve deposited via the ERC20 network!
If you want to add KNC to the Polygon network or the Binance Smart Chain, you can follow the same steps too.
The new KNC (KNC v2) can be added to Ethereum, Polygon or the Binance Smart Chain. Meanwhile, the old KNC (KNCL) can be added only to the Ethereum network.
It’d be good to see which token you intend to add to your Metamask wallet before you select the contract!
After adding and receiving your tokens to your Metamask wallet, you can consider using decentralised exchange (DEX) aggregators, including:
Since both platforms are DeFi aggregators, they will ensure that you will get the best rates for any swaps that you make!
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