Add USDC to MetaMask

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Purchase USDC from a reputable exchange, such as Coinbase or Binance, and then transfer it to your MetaMask wallet.

Find a comparison of Coinbase and Binance here.

Coinbase

Registration Process
  1. Navigate to the Coinbase website at www.coinbase.com
  2. Click on “Get stated” in the upper-right corner
  3. Fill in your full name, email address, and create a strong password
  4. Read and accept Coinbase’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy
  5. A verification link has been sent to your email. Click on the link to verify your email address
  6. Enter your mobile number to receive a verification code
  7. Enter the verification code from the text message to verify your mobile number
  8. Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your Coinbase account and are now ready to get started

Remember to always keep your account details secure to protect your assets and personal information.

 
Verification Process
  1. Sign in to your Coinbase account
  2. Click on “Verify your info” on the dashboard
  3. Fill in your personal information. Make sure that the information entered is consistent with your ID documents
  4. Select how much crypto you expect to trade per year and what industry you work in
  5. Select the type of ID you want to use for verification. Most users can choose a passport, ID card, or driver’s license
  6. Upload clear photos of your ID. Make sure all details are visible and the document is valid
  7. Coinbase will review the submitted information. This process may take some time. You’ll receive an email once the verification is complete

Remember, verification is a critical step in securing your account. It also ensures Coinbase’s compliance with regulatory standards, providing a safer trading environment for all users.

Coinbase provides a user-friendly platform for depositing funds, offering two primary options for purchasing cryptocurrency:

1. Debit/Credit Card: You don’t have to pre-fund a balance. 

2. Bank Account: You must pre-fund a balance.

Coinbase accommodates customers from various regions by offering specific payment methods:

 

Region

Speed

Easy Bank Transfer

UK

Up to 2 hours

Faster Payments Transfer

UK

1-3 working days

SEPA Transfer

EU

1-3 working days

Sofort

EU

Up to 8 working days

iDeal

EU

Instant

Bank Account (ACH)

US

3-5 working days

Wire Transfer

US

1-3 working days

PayPal

US

Instant

Adding a Debit/Credit Card:

  1. Sign in to your Coinbase account
  2. Click on the profile icon in the upper-right corner, then select “Settings”
  3. Select the “Payment methods” tab
  4. Click on “Add a payment method”
  5. Choose “Credit/Debit Card” as payment method
  6. Enter your card information. If needed, add a billing address for the card
  7. Click on “Add Card” and you’ll see your card added to your list of payment methods

Adding Funds via Bank Account:

  1. Sign in to your Coinbase account
  2. Navigate to the “My Assets” tab in the side menu
  3. Select the currency balance you want to fund
  4. Click on “Add Funds” to add funds to your account
  5. Use the information displayed to initiate a transfer from your bank account to your Coinbase account
  6. After the transfer has cleared, the funds will be available in your Coinbase balance

Now that you’ve successfully deposited funds into your exchange account, you’re ready to start trading and investing in cryptocurrencies.

  1. Sign in to your Coinbase account
  2. Click on “Buy & Sell” in the top navigation menu
  3. Select USD Coin (USDC) from the list of assets
  4. Select your preferred payment method
  5. Enter the amount you want to spend in your local currency. You can tap the arrow buttons to the right of the amount to switch the number to the equivalent amount of USDC
  6. Click on “Preview Buy” to review the details of your purchase
  7. Confirm your purchase by clicking on “Buy Now”
  1. Sign in to your Coinbase account
  2. Click on “Send & Receive” in the top navigation menu
  3. Under the “Send” tab, enter the amount you want to withdraw to your MetaMask wallet
  4. Select USD Coin (USDC) from the list of available assets
  5. Copy and paste the AVAX address from your MetaMask wallet into the recipient address field
  6. Click on “Continue” to review and confirm the withdrawal details
  7. If all details are correct, click on “Send now” to initiate the withdrawal
  8. Once the transaction is confirmed and processed, you can check your MetaMask wallet to see the USDC funds arrive. MetaMask will automatically display the incoming transaction

Binance

Registration Process

  1. Navigate to the Binance website at www.binance.com
  2. Click on “Register” in the upper-right corner
  3. Choose to sign up with email or phone number
  4. Enter your email or phone number
  5. Read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  6. You’ll receive a 6-digit verification code via your email or phone. Enter the code within 30 minutes
  7. Create a strong password for your account
  8. Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your Binance account and are now ready to get started

Remember to always keep your account details secure to protect your assets and personal information.

Verification Process

  1. Log in to your Binance account
  2. Click on the profile icon in the upper-right corner, then select “Identification”
  3. Click on “Get Verified” to begin the verification process
  4. Select your country of residence
  5. Enter your personal information. Make sure that the information entered is consistent with your ID documents. You won’t be able to change it once confirmed
  6. Next, you’ll need to verify your ID documents
  7. Select the issuing country of your document
  8. Select the type of document you want to use for verification. Most users can choose a passport, ID card, or driver’s license
  9. Upload clear photos or scans of your chosen document. Make sure all details are visible and the document is valid
  10. Depending on your region, you may be asked to complete a face verification. This usually involves taking a live selfie or video
  11. After submitting all the required information, wait for Binance to review your submission. This can take a few hours to several days, depending on the volume of requests they are processing

Remember, verification is a critical step in securing your account. It also ensures Binance’s compliance with regulatory standards, providing a safer trading environment for all users.

Binance supports a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers and credit/debit card.

  1. Log in to your Binance account
  2. Click on “Deposit” in the upper-right corner
  3. In the pop-up window, select “Bank Deposit” to deposit fiat currencies
  4. Select the currency you wish to deposit
  5. Choose the payment method that’s most convenient for you
  6. After you’ve chosen your payment method, Binance will provide you with detailed instructions on how to complete your deposit
  7. Once you’ve transferred the money, you may need to confirm the deposit in your Binance account. The time it takes for the deposit to appear in your account can vary depending on the payment method and the bank you’re using

Now that you’ve successfully deposited funds into your exchange account, you’re ready to start trading and investing in cryptocurrencies.

  1. Log in to your Binance account
  2. Click on “Buy Crypto” in the top navigation menu
  3. Enter the amount you want to spend and select your currency
  4. Select USD Coin (USDC) from the list of crypto
  5. Click on “Buy USDC” to continue
  6. Select your preferred payment method
  7. Click on “Confirm” to purchase USDC
  1. Log in to your Binance account
  2. Click on “Wallet” in the top navigation, then select “Fiat and Spot”
  3. Find USD Coin (USDC) from the list of assets, then click on “Withdraw”
  4. Copy and paste the AVAX address from your MetaMask wallet into the recipient address field
  5. Select the AVAXC network from the list of networks
  6. Enter the amount you want to withdraw to your MetaMask wallet
  7. Confirm the withdrawal and complete any security verification steps
  8. Once the transaction is confirmed and processed, you can check your MetaMask wallet to see the USDC funds arrive. MetaMask will automatically display the incoming transaction
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