Set up your MetaMask wallet



What is MetaMask?

MetaMask is a web extension, which allows you to manage your Ethereum private keys via your web browser. By doing so, it serves as a wallet for Ether and ERC20 tokens, and allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. To be more specific, it allows you to run Ethereum dApps (Decentralized Apps) right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node. ( It means you don’t have to download and sync the full blockchain on your device/computer). Our mission is to make Ethereum as easy to use for as many people as possible.



How to install MetaMask?

Chrome

  • Visit https://metamask.io/
  • Click “Get Chrome Extension”. You will be directed to Chrome Web Store.
  • Click “Add to Chrome”
  • On the pop up, click “Add extension”
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After adding MetaMask extension, you’ll return to your browser page. MetaMask will appear on your browser. You may click on it to open MetaMask.

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FireFox

  • Visit https://metamask.io/
  • Click “Get FireFox Extension”. You will be directed to FireFox Add-Ons.
  • Click “Add to FireFox”
  • On the pop up, click “Add”
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After adding MetaMask extension, you’ll return to your browser page. MetaMask will appear on your browser. You may click on it to open MetaMask.

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