What is MetaMask Wallet?
MetaMask, a robust and user-friendly browser extension cryptocurrency wallet, revolutionizes how New Zealanders engage with Ethereum and other blockchains.
MetaMask’s wallet and mobile app enable secure storage, management, and seamless Ethereum and token transactions within your preferred browser. It’s the ultimate tool for navigating the dynamic crypto landscape in NZ, offering an efficient departure from cumbersome wallet management to embrace the future of digital finance with MetaMask.
How to Install MetaMask Wallet?
Start by going to the MetaMask website (https://metamask.io/) and click on the “Install MetaMask for Chrome” button
Click “Add to Browser” on the pop-up window that appears.
Click “Add Extension” on the next pop-up window.
Once the extension is installed, you will see the MetaMask icon in the top right corner.
Create a strong and unique password for your MetaMask account.
Write down your seed phrase (a set of 12 words) and store it in a secure location. (Ideally multiple copies). This is your backup and recovery phrase.
Then confirm your seed phrase by typing it in the correct order. Once that is complete your MetaMask account is now set up and ready to use.
MetaMask Wallet Safety Tips
Never Share your Secret Phrase
The MetaMask recovery phrase consists of 12 words, crucial for cryptocurrency wallet restoration. Sharing it grants control; never disclose it, even to alleged MetaMask representatives. For added security, write it down and store it safely at home.
View our in house guide How to Backup Your Cryptocurrency Wallet for an in depth dive.
Download MetaMask Wallet from the official website.
Ensure you exclusively download MetaMask from the official website metamask.io. Confirm the link redirects to the exact URL for authenticity.
For mobile users, obtain MetaMask wallet solely from the official links on iOS or Google Play Store. Avoid third-party sources to safeguard your digital assets.
Use a Strong Password for your MetaMask Wallet
Connect to Web3 Applications you Trust
When engaging with Web3 applications, like minting NFTs, linking your wallet to a website is necessary. Unfortunately, hackers may attempt phishing by impersonating legitimate websites, especially for popular projects. This deception can lead to severe consequences, resulting in the loss of all your cryptocurrency.
Always scrutinize the website’s URL before interacting with it to ensure authenticity.
For protection against Web3 scams, explore our Cryptocurrency Scams Guide or Airdrop Scams Guide. Safeguard your assets with informed insights and precautions.