1inch supports BSC (Binance Smart Chain), which means our users can explore 1inch features on BSC. These guidelines will make user experience on BSC smooth and pleasant.
Keep in mind that all 1inch protocols - the Aggregation Protocol, the Liquidity Protocol and Governance - are now mirrored on BSC, offering the same functionalities. BSC is a young blockchain that has a few advantages over the Ethereum Mainnet. One of the main advantages is way lower gas fees, which make all operations more efficient. BSC supports many popular assets. To be able to use one of them, lock it on the Ethereum side of Binance Bridge and then unlock it on the BSC side. Read more on that here.
To start exploring 1inch on BSC, do the following (by the example of MetaMask):
- connect your MetaMask to BSC. A comprehensive guide on doing that is available here;
- switch “Ethereum Mainnet” to “Smart Chain” in your MetaMask;
- go to https://app.1inch.io/;
- there are two ways to switch between chains on 1inch:
1. Click on the “Ethereum” button on top and change it to “Binance”;
- connect your wallet;
2. Click on the “connect wallet” button in the upper right corner and select “Binance” in the “choose network” window;
- complete connecting your wallet by accepting the Terms of Service and selecting the MetaMask option;
The network indicator will switch to “BSC Mainnet,” meaning you’re all set to start using 1inch on BSC.
Just like every blockchain, BSC charges gas fees on transactions. BSC’s native currency is BNB. Therefore, gas fees are paid in BNB, just like in ETH on Ethereum. To send transactions on BSC, you need a sufficient BNB balance.
There are several ways of getting BNB:
- purchase BNB directly on Binance;
- when converting some Ethereum asset (e.g. ETH, USDT) to its BSC version via Binance Bridge, attach BNB as an attendant asset;
- get BNB sent to you by any third party.
As stated above, all 1inch features on BSC are just about the same as on Ethereum. Therefore, using them should not cause you any problems.