Coinbase is one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the US and abroad, with over 100 million verified users and over $200 billion in assets under management. The platform supports various third-party and EVM-compatible wallets. One frequent question newcomers ask is: how can I transfer from Coinbase to MetaMask? Well, it’s simpler than it looks.
You can connect your Coinbase account to a MetaMask wallet to send and receive crypto anytime you want. The settlement time usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. In this article, we’ll teach you how, step by step. We’ll also see how to transfer non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from Coinbase to MetaMask
How to Send Crypto From Coinbase to MetaMask
If you don’t have the MetaMask wallet installed on your Web browser, you can download it to your phone or desktop as an extension for your browser, whether you use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Brave. It’s important that you find the MetaMask browser extension through its official website to avoid any cybersecurity risks. After installing, here’s what you need to do.
Complete all the tasks to set up a MetaMask wallet and make sure you save your recovery seed, which is a series of words that give you access to your account in case you want to export it or regain access.
It’s extremely important to properly secure your recovery seed as if you lose access to your wallet and don’t have it, there’s no one to turn to. MetaMask is a gateway to the Ethereum blockchain that can be configured to be used on other blockchains, but it does not have access to your funds to help you recover them.
Once done, you’ll have the MetaMask icon attached to the top right bar of your browser. In the wallet, click the three dots above Buy and Send, choose the cryptocurrency you wish to transfer, and copy the address.
Note: Double and triple-check if the recipient’s address is correct. Sending to the wrong address or network will result in the unrecoverable loss of your funds.
The next step is to sign in to your Coinbase account and click on the Send & Receive tab, which will pop up a new window.
Click on the Send section and enter the transaction’s details, such as type of currency (Bitcoin, Ether, USDT, etc.), amount, notes, and the recipient’s address.
Click on Continue to process the transaction, which should take around 10 to 15 minutes to settle. However, be mindful of network congestion —during periods of high network activity, it can take more time to process your order. Once your transaction settles, you’ll see a confirmation message on your Coinbase wallet dashboard.
Likewise, head over to MetaMask to confirm the funds have arrived. The process is essentially the same and vice versa; just click on “Receive” instead of “Send.”
If there are any delays, you can find your transaction details on MetaMask and use them to contact Coinbase’s customer support team to find out what happened.
Also read: Is Coinbase Going Bankrupt?
Can I Send NFTs From Coinbase to MetaMask?
Coinbase NFT is Coinbase’s community-oriented NFT marketplace where users can discover, buy, sell and trade NFTs directly with other users. It also allows them to send NFTs to MetaMask and other wallets that support this type of digital token. However, MetaMask only supports NFTs in their iOS and Android versions. The team has said they will add support for the browser version in the near future.
To send your NFTs to your MetaMask wallet, click on the NFT section on Coinbase or head over directly to Coinbase NFT’s official page.
Once there, choose the NFT you wish to transfer and copy the NFT ID. On MetaMask, click on the “Add NFTs” section and paste the asset’s ID on the ID Box. Once done, the NFT will appear on the NFT tab.
What happens if I lose my recovery phrase?
Every cryptocurrency wallet offers users a recovery phrase. If you lose it and you want to restore or export your wallet to another site, you pretty much lose access to your wallet. Make sure you type your seed phrase and store it in a safe place.
Are there extra fees or hidden costs for sending crypto from Coinbase to MetaMask? Coinbase doesn’t charge fees for sending crypto to third-party wallets. The only fees you’ll pay are based on the asset’s network and its congestion level.
Can I send any type of currency to MetaMask?
As long as both apps support the coin or token, you should be able to send pretty much any cryptocurrencies you wish to.