How to Add Tron Network to Metamask [Add TRX in 3 DETAILED Steps]

If you've bought Tron (TRX), you may want to add the Tron network to metamask. But is that even POSSIBLE? Let’s find out!

Today I’ll show you exactly (In 3 DETAILED Steps) how to add Tron Network to metamask so you can send Tron (TRX) to your metamask.

Here is what you’ll learn:

1. A 3 Simple and DETAILED step-by-step process to add Tron Network to Metamask.

2. The best way to add and store Tron (TRX) native coin

3. Alternative wallets to store Tron

Let’s dive right in.

My friend recently purchased Tron (TRX) on Binance. She was thinking about adding the Tron Network to Metamask and sending TRX to her crypto wallet.

She asked …

Can I add Tron Network to Metamask?

Unfortunately, you cannot add the Tron network to metamask. The only way to add Tron to metamask is by using an Ethereum-compatible network like the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain). In other words, adding the BNB Chain Tron version (Binance-PEG TRX).

Metamask is only compatible with Ethereum-based tokens (ERC-20) and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) networks. In other words, you cannot run the iOS operating system on an Android device (and vice versa). 

But HOLD on a minute, Marc… Tron (TRX) was launched as an ICO on Ethereum in 2017, therefore it should be compatible with it, RIGHT??

Tron (TRX) began as an ERC-20 token but switched its protocol to an independent peer-to-peer network with its own token standards TRC-20, TRC-10, and TRC-721. That made Metamask incompatible and unable to hold Tron in its native form.

If you are looking to add Tron to Metamask, here’s a quick guide:

How to Add TRON Network to Metamask

Want to jump straight to the answer? Here’s our 3-step guide

Add Binance-PEG TRX

Adding Tron network to metamask is not possible. We will need to add a metamask-compatible network, like the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain), and then convert TRX to Binance-PEG TRX in order to use it.  

Here is my 3-step process

  • Step 1: Add the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain) Network
  • Step 2: Add the Binance-PEG TRX to your Metamask Wallet
  • Step 3: Withdraw/Send your TRX using the Binance Smart Chain

PRO TIP: How to store the native Tron rather than the Binance-PEG TRX.

We always recommend storing the token’s native version.

If you want to store the TRX native token, use a Tron-compatible wallet. There are several to choose from, including hot (software wallets) such as Trust Wallet (mobile), TronLink, or Tronscan to hardware wallets like Ledger Nano X, Ellipal, or SafePal

Note: If you want to sleep like a baby at night, store your coins safely on a Hardware Wallet like Ledger Nano X. 

If you want us to walk you through the whole process step-by-step (in both methods).


Best Tron (TRX) Wallets

If you prefer to store the original version of Tron. Here are our recommended TRX Wallets.

Ledger NANO X

Cold (Hardware Wallet)

Coins Supported:
+ 5,500 Tokens

Native Support

High Reputation

Bluetooth Connection

Cross-Platform: IOS & Android, Desktop (W, OS, L)


Hot (online) & Cold (Hardware)

Coins Supported: 40 Blockchains (10k+ Tokens)

Native Support

Easy-to-Use UX

Air-gapped: 100% offline

Anti-Tamper: Physical and supply chain protection

Trust Wallet
Trust Wallet

Hot (online)/Software

Coins Supported: 4.5M+ Assets supported

Native Support

User-friendly UX

Cross-Platform: Mobile (iOS & Android), Browser Extension* (Chrome, Brave, Opera, Edge).

*Note: The Trust Wallet browser extension is currently in Beta version and does not support Tron (TRX).

Here’s how to add Tron to Metamask in a nutshell. If you want a DETAILED, step-by-step guide, here’s what we’ll cover:

Table of Contents:

  1. How to add Tron (TRX) to your wallet in 3 DETAILED Steps
    1. Method 1: How to add Binance-PEG TRX to Metamask
    2. Method 2: How to add Tron to Trust Wallet
    3. Alternative Tron Wallets
  2. Conclusion
  3. FAQs

1. How to Add Tron Network in 3 Steps

The Tron Network (TRC20) is not compatible with Ethereum-based wallets like Metamask. To add Tron to metamask, we can use a different network or blockchain (Method 1) or a different wallet (Method 2) like Trust Wallet.

In this section, you will learn both methods in DETAIL.

In METHOD 1 you’ll add the Binance-PEG TRX to Metamask. 

In METHOD 2 you’ll learn to store the native TRX on Trust Wallet

  • LOTS more!

I will not leave any stone unturned (If you are new, DON’T WORRY!)

Method 1 – How to add Binance-PEG TRX to Metamask

The first method you can use to add TRX to your Metamask Wallet is to convert your original TRX to a TRX version that can run on the Binance Smart Chain. In other words, convert TRX to Binance-PEG TRX and then send trx to metamask.

Note: Bear in mind that this is not the original (native) TRX token. We always recommend holding the original digital asset (see Method 2: Trust Wallet).

What is a Binance-PEG TRX Token? 

The Binance-PEG TRX Token is a token that runs on the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain). The Binance-PEG TRX is pegged 1:1 to the value of Tron (TRX), which means that it has the same value as the native TRX token (1 TRX = 1 Binance-PEG TRX).

Also, Binance Pegged tokens are fully backed (100%) by the native coin in reserve, in our case Cardano (ADA). Anyone can audit these reserves publicly on the blockchain.

In other words, The Binance-PEG TRX is simply a TRX version that uses a different blockchain. In fact, you can easily swap your Binance-PEG TRX to TRX using a cross-chain bridge like the Binance Bridge

If you understand this, let’s add TRX (Binance-PEG TRX) to your Metamask Wallet using the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain). 

If you want to add Binance-PEG TRX on Metamask follow these steps:

Add Binance Smart Chain to Metamask

STEP 1: Add Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain) to Metamask

1. The first thing we have to do is to add the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain) to your Metamask. By default, you have the Ethereum Mainnet. 

2. Click on says Ethereum Mainnet and then click the “add networks” button.

You can either add the BNB Chain automatically from the list (BNB Smart Chain – previously Binance Smart Chain Mainnet) or manually (copy the data exactly as you see below).

Network Name: BNB Smart Chain
ChainID: 56
Symbol: BNB
Block Explorer URL:

3. Close the window and select the BNB Smart Chain Network.

Adding Tron to Metamask

STEP 2: Add Binance-PEG TRX on Metamask

1. To add the Binance-PEG TRX token we need to ensure that we are using the right token contract address. 

You can find the token contract address on coinmarketcap or BSCScan

Binance-PEG TRX Contract Address: [0x85eac5ac2f758618dfa09bdbe0cf174e7d574d5b]

Copy the address

2. The second thing is to unlock your Metamask wallet with your password

3. Then, on the initial screen go to import tokens. Select “add custom token”, paste the Binance-PEG TRX token address and click on “import token.” You should see the Binance-PEG TRX token displayed on your wallet. 

If your TRX sits on an exchange like Binance or another wallet, you will need to withdraw/send your TRX to your Metamask Wallet. 

How to transfer TRX from Binance to Metamask?
Send trx from Binance to metamask

Here are the steps to withdraw TRX from Binance to Metamask Wallet.

Note: Ensure that the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain) is enabled and set as your default network. 

Binance: Go to wallet > fiat & spot > Next to TRX click on Withdraw > input metamask wallet* > select BSC (BEP20) > withdrawal amount > Click Withdraw.

*In Metamask, the wallet address is under your account name (initial page). Ensure you are on the right network (BNB Smart Chain). Easy, RIGHT?

NOTE: Do not send Tron (TRX) native tokens to your Metamask Binance-PEG TRON wallet address or you risk losing your funds. Despite having the same value, Tron (TRX) and Binance-PEG TRX are distinct tokens running on different blockchains. If you’ve used Method 1, Only send TRX to your Metamask wallet via the Binance Smart Chain (BEP20). 

METHOD 2 – How to add Tron to Trust Wallet

The second method you’ll learn is to add Tron (TRX) to a compatible Tron Wallet like Trust Wallet. 

Trust Wallet is a leading multi-chain crypto wallet that allows you to store your coins and NFTs in one place. Instead of 300 individual wallets with 300 different accounts and recovery phrases, you can manage everything under a single account. Trust Wallet does not store your keys or hold your funds (non-custodial). 

This is the easiest method. And the one we recommend. It is usually preferable to have the native or original digital asset rather than the pegged or wrapped version. 

Without further delay, let’s download and set up the Trust Wallet on your device

Note: Currently, Tron (TRX) is only supported on mobile devices (ensure you have the latest version on iOS (6.16) or Android (5.1). If you prefer a browser/desktop wallet or simply want to check other solutions, head to the Alternatives Tab. In there we have listed a few crypto wallets that are compatible with Tron Network

To add TRX to Trust Wallet follow these steps:

STEP 1: Download & Install Trust Wallet (Mobile)
Download & Install Trust Wallet

Step 0: To get started, please install Trust Wallet (completely free). Download the mobile version (iOS; Android). We recommend the browser extension as well (Chrome; Brave; Opera; Edge). 

The Trust Wallet Browser extension is currently in Beta. In the coming months, we will have a cross-platform Trust Wallet. 

Step 1: Let’s download the Trust Wallet for the iOS device. Head to the apple store and search for Trust Wallet. Click on “Get.”

Step 2: Accept the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service by ticking the box

Step 3: The application might ask you to Set a 6-digit Passcode to add an extra layer of security. 

Step 4: Back up your Secret Phrase. Read carefully the three options presented (E.g., If I lose my secret phrase, my funds will be lost forever, etc) and click on continue. 

You will be shown a 12- word Secret Phrase on the next screen. It allows you to recover your wallet even if you lose your device or forget your password.

Step 5: Write down or copy these words in the right order and save them somewhere safe. 


Once it is verified, the wallet should be up and running and ready to send, receive and store native Tron tokens. 

Add Tron to Trust Wallet

This step is pretty straightforward. 

Open your Trust Wallet and click on Add Tokens

Search for Tron (TRX) and enable the option Tron TRX. 

Note: Ensure you add the Tron TRX native instead of other options like Tron TRX (BEP-20), TRONPAD, or TronCat (CAT). 

Finally, click on “Done” and you will see Tron Token listed on your Trust Wallet.

Send Trx to Trust Wallet

If your TRX sits on an exchange like Binance or another wallet, you will need to withdraw/send your TRX to your Trust Wallet.

How to transfer TRX from Binance to Trust Wallet?

Here are the steps to withdraw TRX from Binance to Metamask Wallet.  

Binance: Go to wallet > fiat & spot > Next to TRX click on Withdraw > input Trust wallet Tron (TRX) Address* > Select Tron (TRX) Network > withdrawal amount > Click Withdraw.

*In Trust Wallet, the wallet address is under receive.

METHOD 3 – Alternatives

Here are alternative wallets you can use to store TRX. To store TRX away from online hackers, we recommend a hardware wallet like Ledger Nano X. 

There are two types of crypto wallets:

  • Software (Online) Wallets: Software wallets are connected to the internet and are useful to move funds quickly.  Metamask and Trust Wallet are the most popular ones.
  • Hardware (Offline) Wallets: Hardware wallets are the most secure way to store your coins and keep them away from hackers. The best hardware wallets for storing ADA tokens are Ledger Nano XEllipal Titan, and SafePal.

Alternative Tron (TRX) Hot Wallets


Tronscan is the official Tron Explorer, equipped with an online wallet. As the official tron explorer, tronscan can do more than just custody your TRX tokens. For instance, it can run transaction queries, create tokens and extract data statistics. When used with a hardware wallet, such as the Ledger Nano X, it provides advanced security capabilities. 

Tronscan is available as a web wallet and mobile wallet (android)


TronLink is another popular Tron wallet with over 10 million users. It offers full coverage for the tron ecosystem (TRX, TRC-10, TRC-20 and TRC-721). They use advanced data security measures through local storage as well as easy integration with hardware wallets. It is simple and user-friendly to use. 

TronLink is available as a browser extension (chrome and Firefox) and mobile app (android and iOS). 

Best Tron Hardware Wallets

To store your TRX, the safest way is to use a hardware wallet. 

Ledger Nano X

Ledger Nano X is one of the most reputable cold/hardware wallets. It connects to your phone with Bluetooth and has a large screen to manage over +5,500 tokens and NFTs. It provides Tron (TRX) support directly and can be used on Desktops (Windows, OS, and Linux) and mobile devices (iOS and Android). 

Ellipal Titan

Ellipal Titan is both a Hot (online) and Cold (hardware wallet). It uses air-gapped technology (to keep your coins 100% offline), a metal seal (against physical attacks of any kind), and anti-tamper technology (automatically deletes the device’s data in case of a breach). 

Ellipal Titan can be used with mobile devices (iOS and Android).


SafePal is also a Hot (online) and Cold (hardware wallet). It supports more than 54 Blockchains (30k+ tokens). It employs air-gapped technology (which keeps your coins completely offline) and offers a fast, intuitive interface on all platforms.

SafePal is available for mobile devices (iOS and Android) and browser extensions like Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. 

2. Conclusion

Tron (TRC20) network does not natively support the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Which means that can’t be added directly to your Metamask Wallet. 

Metamask can only be set up with EVM-compatible networks such as Ethereum, Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, etc. 

To add the Tron network to metamask we only have one option (Binance-PEG TRX). However, if you wish to add the Tron native version (TRX coin), there are a few Tron-compatible wallets you can use.

Method 1: Add Binance-PEG TRX to Metamask

  • Step 1: Add the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain) Network
  • Step 2: Add the Binance-PEG TRX to your Metamask Wallet
  • Step 3: Withdraw/Send your TRX using the Binance Smart Chain

Method 2 (Recommended): Add Tron (TRX) to a Tron-compatible Wallet

  • Step 1: Download Tron Compatible Wallet (e.g., Trust Wallet)
  • Step 2: Search for Tron (TRX)
  • Step 3: Withdraw/Send Tron (TRX) to your Wallet
NOTE: Do not forget to store your coins safely on a hardware wallet like Ledger Nano X, Ellipal, or Safepal

We hope you found this guide helpful! Check our FAQs if you have more questions.

3. FAQs

Can you use Tron Network on Metamask?

No. Tron Network (TRC20) began as an ERC-20 network but switched its protocol in June 2018 from an EVM-compatible network to an independent peer-to-peer network with its own coin (TRX) and token standards TRC-20, TRC-10, and TRC-721. That made Metamask incompatible and unable to hold Tron in its native form

However, it is possible to use an EVM-compatible network like Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to send a BNB chain version of Tron (Binance-PEG TRX)

It is not possible to add the Tron network (TRC20) to Metamask but you can add the TRX BNB chain version (Binance-PEG TRX). 

To add a TRX address to Metamask follow these steps: 

  1. Add the Binance Smart Chain (BNB Chain) Network
  2. Go to coinmarketcap and copy the BNB Smart Chain (BEP20) TRX address
  3. Go to import tokens
  4. Paste your BEP20 TRX token contract address
  5. Import Binance-PEG TRX token

There are a handful of wallets that support the tronchain network. From hardware wallets like Ledger Nano X, Ellipal, and Safepal to software wallets like Trust Wallet, Tronscan, or TronLink. 

TRX TRC-20 is Tron’s comparable token standard to Ethereum ERC-20. The TRC-20 token standard sets the rules that a Tron token or smart contract must follow to be implemented successfully on the Tron Blockchain. 

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Marc Arbonés
Marc is a millennial economist, systems thinker, crypto investor (since 2017), crypto writer, and peak performance consultant. He is the Editor and Founder of Altcoins Mastery, where he supports creators and investors in capitalizing on a "fairer" financial system powered by Crypto, DeFi, and web 3.0.