Ethereum rollups are slowly becoming widely known in the cryptocurrency industry. A lot of them have already launched their scaling solutions including Optimism and zkSync but Metis is another addition to the rollup list.
Here is how you can easily start using Metis by bridging it over from BSC using the PolyBridge.
Wallet Setup #
To get started you will need to configure your Metamask wallet first.
Click on the dropdown menu, select “Add Network” and use the following parameters:
Network Name: Metis Network
New RPC URL: https://andromeda.metis.io/?owner=1088
Block Explorer URL: https://andromeda-explorer.metis.io/
If you are looking for a one-click solution go to Chainlist, connect your wallet and search for the Metis Andromeda settings.
When you click on “Add To Metamask” the network will be automatically added to your web wallet.
Buying Metis #
Metis BSC contract: 0xe552fb52a4f19e44ef5a967632dbc320b0820639
Connect your wallet to PancakeSwap, select the currency you want to swap from and use the contract address to import Metis to PancakeSwap.
After that select how much Metis you want to purchase and finalize the swap.
The final step is to send your newly acquired tokens from BSC to Metis. To do this go to the PolyBridge homepage and connect your wallet. Once connected you will be able to see your wallet balance on BSC and send those tokens over to Metis. It is worth noting that you will need to connect your wallet on both BSC and Metis before being able to execute the bridging process.
Select the appropriate chains and currency and initiate the bridging process by clicking on “Next” and confirming the transaction.
After no more than a few minutes your Metis tokens should be available in your Metamask wallet.
Metis is aiming to become a go-to ETH Layer 2 solution for Web 2.0 businesses and users that want cheap but fast transactions that are secured by Ethereum. Those that want to try it out right now can easily do so by purchasing Metis on Binance Smart Chain and bridging it over via PolyBridge. Just follow the steps above and you will be able to bridge your assets to Metis in a few easy steps.