Setting up Metamask Wallet
- MetaMask is a cryptocurrency wallet that enables users to store Ether and other ERC-20 tokens.
- The wallet can also be used to interact with decentralized applications, or dapps.
By connecting to MetaMask to Ethereum-based dapps, users can spend their coins in games, stake tokens in gambling applications, and trade them on decentralized exchanges (DEXs). It also provides users with an entry point into the emerging world of decentralized finance, or DeFi, providing a way to access DeFi apps such as Compound and PoolTogether.
Though it might seem complicated to beginners, MetaMask is one of the simpler Ethereum wallets and dApp browsers to use, and can be set up in a couple of minutes in most cases.
To use MetaMask, you will need either Chrome, a Chromium-based browser such as Brave, or Firefox. You’ll need to download and install the official Metamask extension (also known as a plugin or add-on) for your chosen browser. For most people, this is the Google Chrome extension or the Firefox addon.