I’m splitting a longer post into smaller more digestable posts on various topics. This post is how to set up a metamask wallet.
How to set up a Metamask Wallet
Now, we are going to create a Metamask account to set up a non-custodial wallet! Remember: back up your password! Using a password manager is probably best. “Non-custodial” here means that you control your password and keys, no one else, like a bank or exchange, is controlling it for you.
Go to the Metamask site and install the extension: https://metamask.io/
Install it for Google Chrome.
Click “Add to Chrome.”
Click “Get Started.”
Click “Create a Wallet.”
Set a password. This password is not the recovery phrase. This just is what you need to unlock it on your computer.
Then you will get to the Secret Recovery Phrase (aka seed phrase aka private key).
This is what you need to back up! They are going to ask you to confirm you backed it up on the next page.
When you are done you’ll end up here:
If you click that area below Account 1 where it says “0x1c….”– that is your address. It will copy it to your clipboard.
Then you can pin your extension for easier access by clicking the puzzle piece and then clicking the pin.
Now when you access metamask from the top right it looks like this.
Great! Now you have a metamask wallet!