In this article, we will go over how to start you NFT gaming journey by setting up your digitial wallet, Metamask. Metamask allows you to store and transfer your cryptocurrency and connect most NFT games. It is the most popular choice for now.
1 – Download the Chrome extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metamask/nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn?hl=en
2 – Click “Get Started” and select “Create a Wallet”, then create your password.
3 – Write down, memorize or store your secret backup phrase. Do not lose it. You won’t be able to recover it if it is gone.
4 – Confirm the phrase to make sure it is correct.
Once you got that setup, it is time to add in the various cryptocurrencies and networks to get going. You will initially start on the Ethereum mainnet. Popular games like Axie Infinity is on the Ethereum network, but have also moved to cheaper alternatives like Ronin due to high gas fees.
Most of the games run on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and other upcoming cryptos such as Polygon and Solana.
Binance Smart Chain Network (BSC)
Most NFT games operate on the BSC network, so you will want to connect this to Metamask. Their Mainnet is as follows:
Network Name: Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com
In Metamask, go to settings.
You will then want to input the details for Binance Smart Chain into the fields.
Save it and you will have the Binance mainnet active. Anytime you want to connect to any BSC games, you will need to be on this.
Next step, you may want to add the following – BNB and BUSD. You can do that by clicking add token, then put in the contract address.
BNB – 0xB8c77482e45F1F44dE1745F52C74426C631bDD52
BUSD – 0x4fabb145d64652a948d72533023f6e7a623c7c53
Harmony Mainnet Network (One)
Similar to BSC network, you need to add Harmony Mainnet using a new network:
Network Name: Harmony Mainnet
New RPC URL: https://api.harmony.one
Block Explorer URL: https://explorer.harmony.one
These will be enough to connect to games that run on either BSC or Harmony. You do need to make sure you are on the right network when running a game.
The Harmony One Token address is: 0x799a4202c12ca952cb311598a024c80ed371a41e
Avalanche Network (AVAX)
Like the other ones, log in to MetaMask, click the Network drop-down and select Custom RPC.
Network Name: Avalanche Network
New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
Next step, send AVAX to Your MetaMask that is connected to Avalanche.
Go to https://wallet.avax.network/, and access your Avalanche Wallet.
On the left, there is a list of options. Click “Cross-Chain”
Choose the “C Chain (Contract)” as the destination chain.
Enter the amount you would like to transfer, and then click confirm.
Hit send and select “C Contract” as the source chain.
Last, but not least, copy your Metamask wallet address to the Avalanche Wallet. Confirm and then complete your transaction!