How to install the MetaMask Chrome extension

An Ethereum Wallet in your Browser

MetaMask is an extension for accessing Ethereum enabled distributed applications, or “Dapps” in your browser!

The extension injects the Ethereum web3 API into every website’s javascript context, so that dapps can read from the blockchain.

MetaMask also lets the user create and manage their own identities (via private keys, local client wallet and hardware wallets like Trezor™), so when a Dapp wants to perform a transaction and write to the blockchain, the user gets a secure interface to review the transaction, before approving or rejecting it.

01. Go to the https://metamask.io and press “Download now” button

02. Pick version for the Chrome browser and click “Install MetaMask for Chrome”

03. Press “Add to Chrome” button

04. Click “Add extension”

05. Click “Get Started”

06. Pick “Create a Wallet” if you don’t have an Ethereum wallet, or “Import wallet” if you do. In this guide, we will review creation of a new wallet

07. Press “I Agree” button

08. Set up a password for the wallet, repeat it. Check “I have read and agree to the Terms of Use” box. Then press the “Create” button. Make sure that password saved in a safe place!!! You will need it later

09. Save secret phrase of 12 words in a safe place and do not show it to anyone. This phrase is the key to your funds in the wallet. You only one who should know it. Keep this secret phrase in front of your eyes for the next step. Click the “Next” button

10. Confirm your Secret Backup Phrase by selecting each phrase in order to make sure it is correct. Then click “Confirm”

11. Click “All done”

12. Pin MetaMask extension to the quick access panel

Congratulations !!!

Your MetaMask wallet is ready to go!

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