BNB Chain Alerts Metamask Bug on opBNB
BNB Chain alerts users about a bug in Metamask wallet on opBNB Mainnet. Learn how to avoid failed transactions and ensure smooth transactions.
BNB Chain recently alerted its users about a bug in the popular Metamask wallet, specifically affecting the opBNB Mainnet.
The opBNB network, an Optimism-based platform compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), was launched on September 13 after rigorous testing. This testing phase witnessed over 35 million transactions and saw the deployment of 150 applications. The primary goal of opBNB is to reduce gas costs.
BNB Chain recently drew attention to a concerning issue affecting Metamask users on the opBNB Mainnet. The bug, which appears randomly in approximately 1 out of 20 attempts, prompts Metamask Wallet to suggest a "max base fee" or "max priority fee" of "0." Such a recommendation leads to non-responsiveness from the opBNB Mainnet, resulting in a failed transaction.
Attention opBNB users!
We're aware of a bug in Metamask Wallet that may affect your transactions on the opBNB Mainnet.
Here's what you need to know and how to avoid it. ???? [1/5] — BNB Chain (@BNBCHAIN) September 22, 2023
While the exact cause of this bug remains uncertain, BNB Chain speculates that it could be a glitch within the Metamask Wallet interface or perhaps a compatibility issue with the opBNB Mainnet. Efforts are underway, with BNB Chain collaborating with Metamask to address and resolve the issue promptly.
BNB Chain has provided some guidelines for users to ensure their transactions are not adversely affected:
- Examine Transaction Details: Before confirming any transaction, users should carefully review the transaction details.
- Check for Zero Fees: If users notice a "0" in the "max base fee" or "max priority fee" fields, they should refrain from proceeding with the transaction.
- Retry the Transaction: If the issue above occurs, users are advised to cancel the transaction and attempt it again until a standard fee recommendation appears.
In a following alert to the community, BNB Chain highlights concerns that malicious entities in Web3 might exploit the launch of opBNB to push deceptive social media profiles, which frequently direct users to fraudulent sites.