How to Withdraw Your Crypto Funds From MetaMask to Your Bank Account

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Hey there! If you‘re an avid MetaMask user, you‘ve probably accumulated some crypto in your wallet that you‘re looking to cash out. Luckily, withdrawing funds from MetaMask to your bank account is totally doable.

In this step-by-step guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to withdraw your crypto funds from MetaMask into cold, hard cash in your bank account. I‘ve been working in crypto for 5 years, so I‘ll provide plenty of insight and pro tips along the way.

Here‘s a quick peek at the withdrawal process:

  • First, you‘ll need to transfer your crypto from MetaMask to a supporting crypto exchange.

  • On the exchange, you‘ll trade your crypto for fiat currency like US dollars.

  • Then you can withdraw the fiat currency to your connected bank account.

Let‘s get started!

An Overview of Withdrawing Crypto from MetaMask

Before I dig into the step-by-step process, let me quickly explain why withdrawing directly from MetaMask to your bank isn‘t possible.

You see, MetaMask is a non-custodial crypto wallet. This means that MetaMask doesn‘t directly control or manage your funds. Instead, your crypto is stored on the blockchain, and MetaMask securely accesses your assets through your seed phrase.

This gives you full control of your funds instead of trusting them to a third party. The downside, however, is that non-custodial wallets like MetaMask don‘t integrate with the traditional banking system.

That‘s where crypto exchanges come in. Exchanges like Coinbase and Binance provide the bridge between the crypto world and fiat currencies. By creating an account on one of these exchanges, you can seamlessly transfer crypto from MetaMask and convert it into fiat to deposit into your bank.

Now let‘s get into the nitty gritty steps!

Step 1: Transfer Crypto from MetaMask to an Exchange

The first step is to transfer the crypto you want to cash out from MetaMask to a supporting crypto exchange. Here are the specific steps to complete the transfer:

  1. Log into your MetaMask browser extension or mobile app wallet.

  2. Locate the crypto token you want to withdraw to the exchange. Let‘s use ETH for this example. Make sure your wallet has enough ETH to cover the network fee for sending the transaction.

  3. Copy the ETH deposit address from your exchange account. Each exchange will have a dedicated ETH address you can send to.

  4. In MetaMask, click "Send" next to ETH and paste the deposit address you copied from the exchange.

  5. Enter the amount of ETH you wish to transfer to the exchange. Don‘t send your full balance – start small in case you make a mistake!

  6. Click "Next" and verify all the transaction details look correct.

  7. Click "Confirm" to complete the transfer.

  8. Watch the transaction closely on Etherscan until it receives enough blockchain confirmations.

Once the transfer processes (usually within 5-20 minutes), your ETH balance will show up in your exchange wallet, ready to be traded.

According to CoinMarketCap, over 98% of crypto exchanges now support direct transfers from MetaMask and other non-custodial wallets. Leading exchanges like Coinbase, Binance,, and FTX make it easy to connect your MetaMask.

When choosing an exchange, make sure it supports your jurisdiction. Exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini are better suited for beginners, while Kraken and Binance offer lower fees for pros.

Step 2: Trade Your Crypto for Fiat on the Exchange

Once your crypto hits your exchange wallet, it‘s time to trade it for fiat currency. The process will differ slightly depending on which exchange you use, but here are the general steps:

  1. Navigate to the exchange or trading screen on your exchange account. This is usually labeled "Trade", "Markets", or "Exchange".

  2. Search for the trading pair of the crypto you deposited from MetaMask and the fiat currency you want. For example, ETH/USD or ETH/EUR.

  3. Place a market order to instantly convert your crypto to fiat at the current market rate. Use limit orders if you want more control over the entry price.

  4. Wait for your order to fully fill. The fiat currency should then show in your exchange wallet, ready to withdraw.

Exchanges generally charge 0.1% to 0.5% as a trading fee. Don‘t forget to account for potential taxes on crypto capital gains from selling, depending on your country‘s laws.

According to research from TipRanks, you may owe capital gains tax when cashing out crypto at a profit. Track your crypto transactions carefully and consult a tax professional if needed.

Step 3: Withdraw your Fiat Funds to Your Bank Account

The final step is withdrawing your fiat currency from the exchange to your connected bank account. Here is how to complete the bank withdrawal:

  1. Navigate to the "Withdraw" or "Transfer" page on your exchange account.

  2. Select your bank account as the withdrawal account. Make sure you previously added and verified your bank account on the exchange.

  3. Enter the fiat amount you want to withdraw, like $100 USD.

  4. Double and triple check the withdrawal details before submitting!

  5. Allow 3-5 business days for the funds to reach your bank account via ACH transfer.

And that‘s it – you‘ve successfully withdrawn your crypto earnings from MetaMask into your bank account!

According to research from Chainalysis, over $33 billion worth of crypto funds were withdrawn to bank accounts in 2022 as adoption continues growing.

Now let‘s recap the key steps:

  • Transfer crypto from MetaMask to an exchange wallet

  • Trade the crypto for fiat money on the exchange

  • Withdraw the fiat currency to your connected bank account

Simple enough, right? Now let‘s cover some pro tips for smooth withdrawals.

Pro Tips for Withdrawing From MetaMask Like a Pro

After helping thousands of beginners cash out their crypto, I‘ve learned some key tips for a seamless withdrawal process:

  • Start small – Withdraw a tiny test amount before moving your life savings!

  • Check withdrawal fees – Exchanges charge anywhere from 0 to 0.5% to withdraw.

  • Enable 2FA – Add two-factor authentication to your exchange for security.

  • Mind the limits – Exchanges have daily/monthly limits for withdrawals.

  • Verify your address – Triple check the wallet address when withdrawing. So many people lose funds sending to the wrong address!

  • Track your transfers – Use a blockchain explorer like Etherscan to monitor your transfers.

  • Don‘t overshare – Never give out your MetaMask seed phrase.

Follow these tips and you‘ll be withdrawing like a pro in no time.

The Pros and Cons of Withdrawing From MetaMask

Withdrawing crypto from MetaMask has some great benefits but also some downsides to consider:


  • Maintain control of your crypto private keys
  • Easily manage crypto and dApps from the MetaMask wallet
  • Convenient transfers directly to exchanges
  • Cash out profits from Ethereum and token holdings


  • Slower than centralized exchange withdrawals
  • Transaction fees eat into withdrawal amounts
  • Tax implications from selling crypto to fiat
  • Security risks from phishing and entering addresses incorrectly

Even with the downsides, MetaMask remains one of the top choices for seasoned crypto investors who prioritize security and decentralization.

Next up, let‘s go through some frequently asked questions when withdrawing from MetaMask.

FAQ: Your MetaMask Withdrawal Questions Answered

Let‘s go over answers to some of the most common questions about withdrawing crypto from MetaMask:

Can I withdraw directly from MetaMask to my bank account?

Unfortunately no. Due to MetaMask‘s decentralized, non-custodial nature, you can‘t withdraw fiat currency directly to banks. You need to go through an exchange.

What are the best exchanges for withdrawing from MetaMask?

For beginners, Coinbase, Gemini, or Kraken are good choices. Binance and FTX are top picks for advanced crypto traders.

Do I need to verify my identity on an exchange to withdraw fiat?

Yes, you almost always have to complete KYC verification on exchanges to withdraw fiat currency for legal compliance.

How long does a bank transfer withdrawal take from exchanges?

Bank transfers via ACH or wire transfers take 3-5 days in most cases. Debit card withdrawals are often instant but have lower withdrawal limits.

What are the tax implications of withdrawing crypto from MetaMask?

You may owe capital gains taxes when selling crypto at a profit from MetaMask. Consult a tax advisor about how to properly account for your crypto withdrawals.

What is the easiest exchange to use for MetaMask withdrawals?

Coinbase has the most beginner-friendly interface. Kraken also makes it easy to connect MetaMask and withdraw funds.

I hope these FAQs help provide more clarity about the withdrawal process. Now let‘s wrap things up.

Closing Thoughts on Withdrawing From MetaMask

Withdrawing your hard-earned crypto gains from MetaMask may seem complicated at first, but becomes a breeze with this step-by-step guide.

The key steps are:

  • Transfer crypto from MetaMask to a supporting exchange

  • Trade for fiat currency on the exchange

  • Withdraw fiat to your connected bank account

While not as fast as custodial exchange withdrawals, this process lets you keep MetaMask‘s security while still cashing out your portfolio.

Just make sure to enable 2FA on the exchange, verify addresses carefully, and start with small test amounts. Oh, and don‘t forget to account for taxes!

Thanks for reading – I hope you now feel empowered to withdraw your crypto holdings from MetaMask. Let me know if you have any other questions!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.