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How to Use MetaMask and Start Investing in Crypto

Starting out is never easy. But it gets especially hard when it comes to investing funds and figuring out new technologies. To conduct your first decentralized transaction and invest in cryptocurrency, you need to acquire some tokens through a centralized exchange first. For instance, DHV is listed on Gate and Probit platforms, so you can exchange some cash for crypto there and dive deep into DeFi.

But please be careful because the world of crypto can be pretty rough. That’s why we believe it is essential to use a secure and trustworthy wallet, such as MetaMask.

If you are only at the beginning of your crypto journey and wonder how to use MetaMask, we’ll help you out. Sit back and keep reading this article to find out all you need about MetaMask and how to start investing in crypto.

How to Use MetaMask and Start Investing in Crypto

What is MetaMask?

MetaMask is a secure crypto wallet and a gateway to many blockchain-based applications. Available as a browser extension and a mobile app, MetaMask provides access to all the necessary instruments to manage digital assets, including a key vault, secure MetaMask login, token wallet, and a crypto exchange.

MetaMask has gained over 21 million users worldwide and counting. And it’s no surprise since the software is pretty easy to use, and it enables access to many chains and ERC-20 tokens. Besides, it is a simple solution for using decentralized applications (dApps) without signing up or sharing sensitive data.

We can keep talking about all MetaMask benefits, but that’s not why you are here, right? So let’s get back to business and guide you through the MetaMask installation.

MetaMask explained: How to install the extension

We are sure that you can install the MetaMask app on your phone — it’s nothing new. But how about the extension?

MetaMask extension (or as some might call it, the plugin MetaMask) is available for several browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave. Depending on the software you use, the installation process may vary, but we’ll give step-by-step instructions for each supported browser so that you don’t get lost.

MetaMask for Chrome

  1. Go to the official MetaMask website.
  2. Click on the “Download” button, then — “Install MetaMask for Chrome”.
  3. As you are redirected to the Chrome Web Store, click “Add to Chrome”.
  4. In the pop-up window, click “Add extension”.

5. After adding the extension, you’ll get redirected back to your browser, and MetaMask will appear among the downloaded extensions.

MetaMask for Firefox

  1. Go to the official MetaMask website.
  2. Click on the “Download” button.
  3. Scroll down till you see the Firefox logo, then click on it.
  4. In the new window, click “Add to Firefox”, then — “Add”.

5. After adding the extension, you’ll get redirected back to your browser, and MetaMask will appear among the downloaded extensions.

MetaMask for Edge

  1. Go to the official MetaMask website.
  2. Click on the “Download” button.
  3. Scroll down till you see the Edge logo, and click on it.
  4. Follow the prompts in the new window to install the extension.

5. After adding the extension, you’ll get redirected back to your browser, and MetaMask will appear among the downloaded extensions.

MetaMask for Brave

  1. Go to the official MetaMask website.
  2. Click on the “Download” button.
  3. Scroll down till you see the Brave logo, and click on it.
  4. In the new window, click “Add to Brave”, then — “Add extension”.

5. After adding the extension, you’ll get redirected back to your browser, and MetaMask will appear among the downloaded extensions.

How to set up a MetaMask wallet

Let’s say you’ve completed all the necessary steps and installed the MetaMask extension to your browser. What’s next? Creating a wallet, of course! This will also take you just a few minutes if you follow our little guide below.

  1. Click on the MetaMask extension and press “Get Started”.

2. If you already have a wallet, click on “Import Wallet”. Otherwise, press “Create a Wallet” to set up a new MetaMask wallet.

3. In the next window, click on “I agree” if you’d like to help improve MetaMask or press “No Thanks” to proceed.

4. Create a password for your MetaMask wallet. Make sure to use a strong password, yet the one you can remember since you’ll be using it quite frequently.

Never reveal your password to any third party unless you want them to take on full control over your funds.

5. Click on the “Click here to reveal secret words”, and MetaMask will show you the seed phrase for wallet recovery. Make sure to write it down and store it in a safe place because it is the only way to recover your funds if you lose access to the wallet. In case you lose the seed phrase, your wallet and funds will be lost forever, so it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Keep your seed phrase safe and private, never reveal it to a third party. Otherwise, they will get full access to your wallet and funds.

6. As you save the seed phrase, click on the “Next” button and confirm the backup phrase by clicking on the words in the order you saw them on the previous screen. Then, click “Confirm”.

Never reveal your secret backup phrase to anyone not to lose control over your wallet and funds.

7. Voila! You have created your MetaMask wallet and can now get the most out of dApps and cryptocurrencies.

Please, note: To take care of your funds’ security, you should never share your seed phrase or the private key in MetaMask with anyone, unless you are ready to grant them full access to your funds.

How to start investing in crypto

MetaMask is a real gateway to decentralized finance (DeFi). It connects you to many dApps, including decentralized exchanges (DEXs), portfolio management tools, and even blockchain-based games. That’s why, as soon as you install the MateMask app or extension, the whole crypto world is at your feet.

Yet, you should still be very careful when starting to invest in crypto — don’t make any decisions without a full understanding of what’s going on. If you are only making your first steps in this industry, we strongly recommend you to start with a DeFi crypto index, as it is one of the safest ways to invest in cryptocurrencies.

Crypto indexes are similar to traditional index funds — they gather the most promising assets of a particular niche into one crypto basket to facilitate trading. This way, you get a diversified crypto portfolio created by real experts that will help you mitigate risks and boost your profit.

One of the most secure crypto indexes in the market is DeHive. The project creates different yield-generating crypto indexes uniting the best-performing tokens of a particular chain and market segment. You can stake and farm DeHive crypto indexes on the platform and earn a yield on the assets in the index. This way, you will optimize your investment returns and maximize profit.

DeHive supports MetaMask, so you can easily log in on the platform and check out its full functionality in no time. Give it a try and benefit from highly-secure crypto indexes with DeHive!

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