How to install and setup a MetaMask Wallet?
Learn how to install the MetaMask Wallet on your browser and setup your first ethereum wallet.
An ethereum wallet in your browser, MetaMask is one of the most convenient wallet to store and transact your ethereum and ethereum based tokens.
TokenMarket platform supports MetaMask and you can take advantage of easy to use interface of MetaMask and TokenMarket platform to seamlessly invest in STOs, ICOs or trade on TokenMarket exchange with your MetaMask wallet.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to install MetaMask wallet in your browser and also tips on keeping your account safe. Currently, MetaMask supports the Google Chrome, Brave, Firefox and Opera browsers. This particular guide shows you how to install MetaMask in Chrome browser.
Visit https://metamask.io (Official site of MetaMask) to go to the official chrome extension store.
Click on the link ‘GET CHROME EXTENSION’.
Clicking the link will take you to the official Google Chrome Extension page of MetaMask. Click on ‘Add to Chrome’ in order to install the MetaMask plugin.
Once you click the ‘Add to Chrome’ link it will open a popup in your Chrome browser to confirm the adding of MetaMask to your extensions.
Click on ‘Add Extension’.
Clicking ‘Add Extension’ will install the MetaMask extension on your Chrome browser and open up a new tab with the following screen.
Click on ‘Get Started’ to generate your first MetaMask wallet.
The next screen will give you two options
- Import Wallet - this is when you already have a wallet on MetaMask, as this guide is for creating a new wallet, we will not be using this option.
- Create a Wallet - this option will take you through the steps of creating a new Wallet on MetaMask.
Click on ‘Create a Wallet’.
After you click ‘Create a Wallet’ it will open up ‘Help Us Improve MetaMask’ page which includes the permissions of MetaMask and how it keeps your keys safe.
Click on ‘I agree’ to proceed to the next step.
The next step is to create a strong password for your MetaMask wallet. This is the password that you will use to sign into MetaMask everyday from your browser and also sign transactions. Therefore please make sure that you have a strong password and it does not get compromised.
Once you have setup a strong password, the next step is to note down your Seed Keywords. A combination of the seed keywords or ‘Secret Backup Phrase’ along with your ‘Password’ is the key to your MetaMask account.
Some tips on storing seed keywords
- Do not store keywords on your computer or electronic device.
- Write seed keywords on a paper and store that into a safe.
- Make a copy of your seed keyword and store it elsewhere as well.
Once you’ve written down the seed keywords, click on ‘Next’ button to proceed to the net step.
On the next screen after this, MetaMask will confirm that you have stored the ‘Secret Backup Phrase’ safely.
Read the tips on the next page and click ‘All done’.
Now you’ve successfully created your MetaMask Wallet and you will be at the following screen
You can operate your wallet from the above screen or you can click on the Metamask extension symbol on your Google Chrome and operate the wallet from the drop down Metamask Wallet like in the following screen -
How to send ETH from MetaMask wallet?
Login into your Metamask wallet and click on ‘Send’.
Enter ‘To’ or ‘Recipient Address’ and the amount that you want to send. Select the ‘Transaction Fee’ and click ‘Send’. Your transaction then will be sent. (It may take some time to confirm the transaction).
How to receive ETH and ETH tokens in your Metamask Ethereum Wallet?
Click on ‘Receive’ on the first screen of your wallet after login. When you click ‘Receive you will see the following screen.
Copy the address starting with 0x…… and that is the address you will use to receive Ether or Ethereum based tokens.