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4 Steps To Add SHIB To Metamask

Add SHIB To Metamask

Last updated on January 19th, 2022

You may want to transfer SHIB tokens to your Metamask wallet, to use it for different apps such as Shibaswap.

However, you will need to import SHIB as a custom token to your Metamask wallet.

Here’s what you need to know.

How to add SHIB to Metamask

Here are 4 steps to add SHIB to Metamask:

  1. Go to Metamask and ensure that you are using the Ethereum Mainnet
  2. Select ‘Import Tokens’, and then ‘Import Custom Token’
  3. Copy the Ethereum contract from CoinMarketCap
  4. Double check that SHIB 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.

Metamask Select Ethereum Mainnet

This is the default network for all Metamask wallets. However, you are also able to connect Metamask to other blockchain networks, such as:

  1. Polygon
  2. Fantom
  3. Binance Smart Chain
  4. Avalanche

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‘.

Metamask Select Import Token Ethereum

If you try to search for SHIB using the Search function, you aren’t able to import it using this method.

Metamask Search For SHIB

Instead, you will need to go to the ‘Custom Token‘ section.

Metamask Select Import Custom Token

Copy the Ethereum contract from CoinMarketCap

For the next part, you can go to the SHIB 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.

It is important that you ensure that the site where you’re obtaining the contract address from is a credible source!

There is a section called ‘Contracts‘, where you’ll see the Ethereum contract for SHIB.

CoinMarketCap Add SHIB Contract Address

You can click on the contract and it will be copied to your clipboard.

Double check that SHIB 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.

Metamask SHIB Autofill

If you pasted the correct contract address, SHIB should automatically appear as the Token Symbol.

After selecting ‘Add Custom Token‘, you will need to confirm importing SHIB one more time.

Metamask Confirm Import SHIB

Once you’ve successfully imported SHIB to your Metamask wallet, you should see it as one of your assets under the Ethereum Mainnet.

Metamask SHIB Added

This will allow you to view any SHIB that you’ve deposited via the ERC20 network!

You can import SHIB to Metamask using the Binance Smart Chain too

Alternatively, you can import SHIB to your Metamask wallet with the Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) instead.

The process is similar to how you would add SHIB to the Ethereum Mainnet, but this time you’ll need to select the Binance Smart Chain instead.

Metamask Select Binance Smart Chain

If you have not set up the Binance Smart Chain on your Metamask wallet, you can check out this step-by-step guide here.

After that, you can view the SHIB BEP20 contract address on BSCScan.

SHIB Contract Address BEP20

The next step will be to select ‘Import Tokens‘,

Metamask Binance Smart Chain Import Token

and then paste the BEP20 address you’ve obtained from BSCScan.

Metamask Import SHIB BSC

If you pasted the correct contract address, SHIB should automatically appear as the Token Symbol.

After confirming the import, you will be able to view SHIB on the Binance Smart Chain.

Metamask View Binance Smart Chain

Conclusion

SHIB is an ERC20 native token, hence you can deposit SHIB via the ERC20 network to your Metamask Wallet.

However, there is a Binance-pegged version of SHIB that can be added to the Binance Smart Chain. This allows you to use SHIB on apps that are on the Binance Smart Chain.

As such, it is possible to have SHIB in both your ERC20 and Binance Smart Chain wallets!


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