MetaMask is a cryptocurrency wallet a gateway to blockchain applications. It can be accessed through an app or through a browser extension. MetaMask is a global community of developers and designers dedicated to making the world a better place with blockchain technology. It is the trailblazing tool enabling user interactions and experience on Web3. It is currently available as a browser extension and as a mobile app on both Android and iOS devices.
MetaMask allows users to manage accounts and their keys in a variety of ways, including hardware wallets, while isolating them from the site context. This is a great security improvement over storing the user keys on a single central server, or even in local storage.
how to make a MetaMask wallet?
The first thing you’ll need to do is download the MetaMask wallet software onto your chosen device by visiting the official website here. You will be presented with the following options:
Browser: Compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox, Brave or Edge website browser.
Android: Compatible with any smartphone that operates using Android’s operating system.
iOS: Compatible with any iPhone.
The wallet creation process contains 3 steps.
This includes creating a password, saving your backup phrase, and confirming your backup phrase.
Storing your backup phrase is the most important step. This is because you need it to import your MetaMask wallet. It’s important that you store your backup phrase in a safe place. Anyone with your backup phrase will be able to steal your tokens.
After you’ve stored your backup phrase, you need to verify it to create your wallet.
If someone knows your backup phrase, they’ll be able to access your wallet and steal your asset.
To use MetaMask to interact with a DApp or smart contract, you’ll usually need to find a ‘Connect to Wallet’ button or similar on the platform you are trying to use. After clicking this, you should then see a prompt asking whether you want to let the DApp connect to your wallet.
What advantages does MetaMask have?
Popular – it is commonly used so users only need one plugin to access a wide range of DApps.
Simple – Instead of managing private keys, users just need to remember a list of words and transactions are signed on their behalf.
Saves space – Users don’t have to download the Ethereum blockchain as it sends requests to nodes outside of the user’s computer.
Integrated – DApps are designed to work with it, so it becomes much easier to send Ether in and out.
Since its launch, MetaMask has provided an easy access point for the growing DApp space.
You can use your wallet to house your NFTs and other tokens, but the unique (and public) wallet address associated with your account also allows other users to send you different kinds of tokens directly to your wallet.