How to Set-up a MeťaMask Wâllet
An Easy 8 Step Process to Open a Web3 Wallet
“What is this thing?
Why doesn’t it open like a regular page?
I gotta have a little extension?
Ugh.. friggin’ DeFi.”
Welcome to: How to open a MeťaMask Wâllet — 101.
Before we begin it’s important to underscore that the reason people set up a MetaMask wallet is that it plugs into a lot of websites like UniSwap, Sushiswap, OpenSea, or Rarible, and allows you to make transactions in Ethereum-based cryptocurrency. Ethereum’s cryptocurrency is ETH, and the ethereum blockchain hosts hundreds of other cryptocurrencies. MetaMask is the wallet that stores them all.
Self-custody of funds is a major step in wallets and MetaMask is leading the way. From humble beginnings in 2016, MetaMask reached 1 million monthly users in 2020 and built a sleek new mobile app.
MeťaMask Wâllet set-up process can be broken down into 8 steps:
1. Download MetaMask
2. Click Get Started
3. Click Create a Wallet
4. Create a Password
5. Write down seed phrase
6. Enter seed phrase
7. Click “No Thanks” or “I Agree”
8. Click on Account 1
1. Go to metamask.io/download.html select, Chrome / iOS / or Android, and click Download.
So basically you wanna head over to metamask.io/download and select whether you want MetaMask for your Browser (Chrome or Brave), your iPhone, or your Android.
Brave browser is basically a well-filtered Chrome. It’s privacy friendly with ad blocking and VPN services, and crypto-friendly by offering a native token for using the browser. As you can see here, it allows one to download the extension for a Brave browser, without being logged into a Google account (which is nice for privacy).