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A step-by-step guide on how to get MetaMask Wallet 🦊

How to get MetaMask Wallet

Complete step-by-step guide on how to get MetaMask wallet.

Table of content:

  • What is MetaMask Wallet
  • Why is MetaMask needed in Secret Network?
  • How to get MetaMask Wallet
  • Create MetaMask Wallet account
  • YouTube Video embed on how to get MetaMask
  • FAQ MetaMask Wallet

What is MetaMask Wallet?

MetaMask is one of the most widely-used crypto wallets, the MetaMask Wallet website boasts of over 21 million users worldwide. As a crypto wallet, its purpose is to store cryptos, specifically Ethereum and ERC-20 based tokens.

This wallet is available as a Browser extension and can be used to interact with various blockchain dApps. You can trade, swap, stake, and interact with Secret Network.

MetaMask is free, secure, trusted, and very useful. It is also a requirement when using Secret Bridge. A necessary step for some users that need to get their hands on $sSCRT in order to mint Secret NFTs.

MetaMask wallet is available as:

  • Chrome browser extension (recommended).
  • Brave browser extension.
  • Firefox browser extension.

Why is MetaMask needed in Secret Network?

As we outlined in this guide about Secret Bridge, MetaMask Wallet is needed if you want to bridge Ethereum (or ERC-20 tokens) and BNB (or BEP-20 tokens) to the Secret Network. Following the process outlined in that guide, you will end up with secret version of e.g. ETH = secretETH (sETH), or BNB = secretBNB (sETH). These privacy tokens can then be used to swap for secretSCRT (sSCRT), which is used when minting Secret NFTs.

$sETH or $sBNB on its own cannot be used to mint, you need $sSCRT.

Without MetaMask Wallet, you will not be able to interact with the Secret Bridge dApp.

How to get MetaMask Wallet

Open another tab in your browser (Chrome is recommended) and open:

  • MetaMask Wallet extension in Chrome Web Store;
  • Click "Add to Chrome";
  • Click "Add extension" in the prompted window;

Alternatively, Brave, or Firefox.

Chrome is recommended to use for MetaMask Wallet.

Create MetaMask Wallet account

When you click on the MetaMask Wallet extension, you will be prompted in a new tab, to create a MetaMask Wallet account - click "Get Started".

Create a MetaMask account.

You are presented with two options:

  • Import Wallet.
  • Create a Wallet.

In this case, unless you already have an account, click "Create a Wallet", then follow the prompted steps in the account creation process.

Import Wallet or Create a Wallet.

Remember to store your secret recovery key safely (and never share it with anyone, ever).

Confirm the completion of your MetaMask Wallet account.

After that, you are ready to start interacting with Secret Bridge in the Secret Network. 𝕊

Yey, new MetaWallet account!

YouTube video on how to get MetaMask

If you don't like to read, or you would like to see how to get it in practice, then this tutorial will be helpful.

FAQ How to get MetaMask Wallet

What is MetaMask secret recovery phrase?

The secret recovery phrase is what is the same as what is often referred to as a mnemonic key or seed phrase. It is a 12-word phrase that is essentially a master-key. This can be used to recover your account in case you lose your primary device, or you forgot your password.

What is the best practice in saving my MetaMask recovery phrase?

Just as with any seed phrase or mnemonic key, you should never save it plainly on your device, or take a screenshot of it. You should never, ever, share your secret recovery phrase with anyone. The best way of saving your "master-key" is by either save it in a password manager, on a piece of paper in a bank vault, piece of paper in a safe-deposit box. Or the cost-free way of doing it, write down your seed phrase on different papers and then store the pieces in multiple secret places.

What tokens are supported in MetaMask?

Ethereum (ETH) and all ERC-20 based tokens.

Does MetaMask support NFTs?

Yes, MetaMask supports NFTs - but only ERC-20 based NFTs.

What is slippage?

Slippage is the difference (value) between the expected price of a trade and the actual price of a trade. A higher slippage can be more costly, but it also increases the chance that the trade goes through.

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