How to create a wallet in MetaMask?

MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. It allows you to run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node.

MetaMask includes a secure identity vault, providing a user interface to manage your identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions.

You can install the MetaMask add-on in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Brave browser.

You probably ask: “Why I need this cryptography keys?)”

In ten year there will be no email/password login. You will access and interact with decentralized internet with your cryptography key and own your privte data by yourself.

So just imagine you asking “Why I need this email address?” twenty years ago :)

Create a new Eethreum wallet with MetaMask

Install MetaMask in your browser (https://metamask.io/). We recommend you use Google Chrome, but you can use Firefox, Opera, or Brave.

Get MetaMask extension
Add the extension to Chrome

Create a password for your MetaMask. With this password, you will unlock your wallet, make sure it’s secure ;)

If you want to import an existing Ethreum wallet, read the instructions below.

Create your wallet
MetaMask generate your wallet unique image and ask you to accept “Terms of Use”, “Privacy Notice”, “Phishing Warning”

Backup your secret phrase. Your secret backup phrase makes it easy to back up and restore your account.

WARNING: Never disclose your backup phrase. Anyone with this phrase can take your Ether and tokens forever.

Tips:

Store this phrase in a password manager like 1Password.

Write this phrase on a piece of paper and store in a secure location. If you want even more security, write it down on multiple pieces of paper and store each in 2–3 different locations.

Memorize this phrase.

Download this Secret Backup Phrase and keep it stored safely on an external encrypted hard drive or storage medium.

Backup secret phrase
Confirm your secret backup phrase

Congratulations the wallet is created!

To interact with decentralized applications using MetaMask, you’ll need Ether in your wallet.

You can deposit with Coinbase or Shapeshift by pressing “Deposit” button in MetaMask or make a transaction from any other wallet or exchange.

You can copy your public wallet address here:

Copy your public wallet address

That’s it, you are ready to explore the decentralized web of the future!

Import your existing Ethereum wallet to MetaMask

If you already have your Ether wallet you can easily connect it to MetaMask.

Follow the instructions of Step 1 above.

Press “Import with seed phrase”.

Press “Import with seed phrase”

Import an Account with Seed Phrase

Enter your secret twelve-word seed phrase here to restore your vault.

Create a password for your MetaMask. With this password, you will unlock your wallet, make sure it’s secure ;)

Import your wallet with seed phrase

Read and accept “Terms of Use”, “Privacy Notice”, “Phishing Warning”.

That’s it, you are ready to explore the decentralized web of the future.

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