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What is a Metamask Wallet

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What is a Metamask Wallet


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What is a Metamask wallet?


Meta mask is a wallet that is a browser extension, which was originally designed to operate as a wallet for tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. It was built to hold tokens that are built on the ethereum protocol ERC 20 tokens and ERC 721 standards. By the way, ERC 721 tokens or standards are NFT’s in case you missed the episode about NFTs. Definitely check that one out. 


So meta mask was launched in 2016. And since it has over 1 million active users, even though Metamask was set up to hold tokens on Ethereum you can now add custom networks to Metamask and hold tokens on some of the other blockchains such as Polygon, Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain and some of the others. Doing this is a little more technical in the beginning than just setting up a wallet. I would recommend watching a tutorial video if you wanted to set up your meta mask to hold tokens on other blockchains. But it’s definitely possible. 


One set up with a Metamask wallet, you can swap tokens directly within Metamask. Metamask does this by finding you the very best price among at least six other DEXs for the token that you’re looking for. A DEX is a decentralized exchange, they have become very popular in crypto. 


One of the benefits of DEXs is that your transaction is completely anonymous. I should note that ownership of a Metamask wallet is also anonymous. There are no names linked or connected to your Metamask account. Basically just lines of code behind it. Whoever has the password and seed phrase to a Metamask wallet, essentially as the owner there are no names or other identifying information connected to Metamask wallet, you install Metamask as a browser extension on your computer, you receive a seed phrase which is a group of words outlined in a specific order and you select your password. 


Please note it is extremely important for you to write down the seed phrase, the seed phrases the list of words in an exact order that are given when you set up an install Metamask. Should you ever need to log into your meta mask wallet on another device. You will need the seed phrase in order to log in and access your digital assets. So don’t lose it. To help you more see the video on our site for today’s episode. The tutorial video on our site will show you exactly how Metamask works as well as how to install it in your browser. 


Back to DEXs. They are decentralized exchanges where you swap crypto, usually ether or eth, Ethereum is the desired token or coin, and you swap it for the coin that you’re looking for the coin that you’re looking to acquire. Okay, back to Metamask wallets. 


Once you set up your wallet, you’ll need to send some ether to your wallet. Because if you want to swap anything, you will need Eth to swap for it. Unless of course you’re using Metamask on one of the other blockchains mentioned earlier like Polygon or Binance Smart Chain or one of the others.


With Metamask you can acquire other cryptocurrencies by using a swap. Some of those swaps are Uniswap, 1 Inch,  Airswap, Curve, Paraswap, 0 Exchange and more. You can swap from within Metamask or you can go directly to Uniswap or one of the others and configure your wallet to swap from the DEX.. 


Remember, a DEX is a decentralized exchange like Uniswap, Pancakeswap, 1 Inch and others. Metamask is a browser extension. 


You will want to know which browsers it works with. You can install it in any of the following browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, and Microsoft Edge. Many people in the crypto community use Brave because some of the other browsers have cookies and other ad trackers, which could already be at work in your other browsers. I personally use and set up the Brave browser to use only for crypto. And I know other people that do this as well. 


The reason for this is you could accidentally have click the link in an email or social media or some other source and you could possibly have invited an unwanted intruder in your browser or perhaps do this by accident in the future. so Brave is usually known for privacy. They are also in the crypto industry. So I personally prefer the Brave browser when I use Metamask.


Metamask was founded in 2016 by Aaron Davis, and the blockchain company ConsenSys, some people like and prefer Metamasks wallets, and for others, they may prefer a different wallet, perhaps one in a major exchange or one of the others. 


Another crypto wallet similar to Metamask is called Trust Wallet. I’ll have an episode coming soon about Trust Wallet. 


There are many different wallets in crypto. And the great part is you have the flexibility to use whatever you would like. I’ll have tutorial videos for you to watch on our website under today’s episode, these will help walk you through the process of getting started. That is if you would like to set up a metamask wallet. 


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Table of Contents

Welcome to the What is a Metamask Wallet episode designed to unpack for you what exactly Metamask is. How does Metamask work?  Join your host Crypto Travels Michael as he shares what exactly is Metamask.

It's money 2.0, a huge, huge, huge deal

Here's What We Discussed in Detail in This Interview

  • How MetaMask is a wallet that is a browser extension
  • How MetaMask has over 10 million users now
  • How you can use MetaMask on other blockchain now such as Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche and more
  • MetaMask was originally a wallet for ERC20 tokens on Ethereum

Killer Resources


Final Thoughts

The demand and use of the MetaMask wallet has exploded in the last 12 months. The amount of wallet holders has exceeded 10 million users worldwide. The growth of adoption of MetaMask has increased by 1800% over the past year.

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