How to Add Ripple (XRP) to MetaMask Web 3.0 Wallet

MetaMask does not support Ripple network. But read this guide to see how you can add XRP cryptocurrency to the Web3 wallet.

By The 'Staunch

Ripple network cannot be added to the MetaMask wallet.

This ultimately means that MetaMask does support addition, or bridging of the chain from Ethereum, Solana, or other networks.

The reason is because, Ripple (XRP) network is not an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain.

The XRP blockchain is written in JavaScript (XRPL.js), and there are currently no real use-cases.

Therefore, you cannot create or use the XRP network to perform swaps, or earn yield like investors do on Ethereum via web-apps like; UniSwap or AAVE.

However, MetaMask only supports blockchain networks that are written with Solidity, and that’s the programming language as Ethereum.

In other words, to add Ripple to MetaMask, you must first add the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network.

If you’re still here, keep reading, because we will show you how to add Ripple crypto-coin to MetaMask using Binance chain.

Let’s begin…

How to add XRP to MetaMask

Before we start showing you how to add Ripple to your MetaMask account, you’ll need to register an account on Binance and have XRP in the wallet.

If you use my link to register on the exchange, you will get discounts on your transactions.

Adding XRP to MetaMask wallet

To make this tutorial very simple, we’re going to guide you using the browser extension of the wallet.

Add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network to your MetaMask Web3 wallet using the chain details:

Network Name: Binance Smart Chain
New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
Chain ID: 56
Symbol: BNB
Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com

Once you’ve added the BSC network to the web 3.0 wallet, then follow these steps below to continue…

  1. Open your MetaMask wallet
  2. Copy BEP20 contract address
  3. Go-to Binance crypto exchange
  4. Click on ‘Withdraw’ option in your wallet
  5. Paste the Ripple’s contract address
  6. Send XRP (BEP20 version) to your wallet
  7. Confirm the reception in your MetaMask.

Congratulations… you have successfully added Ripple cryptocurrency to your MetaMask.

You can only send XRP to your wallet account on MetaMask using the Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) network.

Yes, it’s possible to transfer most of your funds from Binance exchange to MetaMask, but with the BEP20 version of the tokens.

The XRP network cannot be added to your Metamask, because it is not an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain.

The wallet only supports networks that are written in the same programming language as Ethereum.

Ledger hardware wallets are the best with support for XRP network, and that means you can send and hold XRP with them.

However, you cannot perform any actions on-chain, because the Ripple company has not built out the proper infrastructure.

Concluding thoughts

Ripple (XRP) is a crypto asset developed reduce transaction speeds and prevent the need for intermediaries.

Transactions with the Ripple network only takes from 3 to 5 seconds for completion.

It’s simply not possible to add XRP to MetaMask or bridge it to the Ethereum, Solana, or any other network.

The Ripple’s blockchain has little to no real-world utility for XRP, and few DeFi applications has only been built on their network.

If you’re looking to buy XRP, the only wallet to use is a hardware wallet, due to their high security standards.

Personally, I would recommend either Ledger Nano X or Ledger Stax, because the both of them has the most recent security features.

Keeping your transaction footprint hidden is important for the safety of your funds, hence the usage of a Virtual Private Network is necessary.

To get the best of them, you can go and checkout the article I wrote on the best VPNs for crypto.

About the 'Staunch

Henry is the founder of Crypto Staunch. He studied accounting and finance at Godfrey Okoye University, but became a Cryptopreneur to pursue his interest in learning digital currency and asset investment. Since 2018, Henry Kings has writing about Crypto, DeFi & NFT to help other people get started in the space. His publications has been featured in Binance Square, Digest Africa, Tech Economy, International Business Times, CoinDesk and many other top Crypto media outlets.

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About The 'Staunch

Henry is the founder of Crypto Staunch. He studied accounting and finance at Godfrey Okoye University, but became a Cryptopreneur to pursue his interest in learning digital currency and asset investment. Since 2018, Henry Kings has writing about Crypto, DeFi & NFT to help other people get started in the space. His publications has been featured in Binance Square, Digest Africa, Tech Economy, International Business Times, CoinDesk and many other top Crypto media outlets.