How to use matemask for beginners

in Project HOPE10 months ago

Hello dear crypto friends,
In this article, I desire to write on how we can understand the functionality of Matemask or how it works. I will also show you how to start it yourself. Just read till the end.

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WHAT IS METAMASK

MetaMask is another kind of open-source Ethereum wallet that backs all the recognized tokens that is the ERC-20 criterion or non-fungible tokens based on the ethereum.

With MetaMask, you are eligible to buy or receive tokens from supportable programs. Again, you can swap tokens with the assistance of coinbase and shape-shift integrations which are assembled in the platform.

The most glamorous feature about MetaMask is that it serves as a website, unlike other wallets that mandate that you copy and paste your payment addresses or scan your QR code on a different device. Your wallet is pinged with the expansion website of the MataMask. So you're favored to approve or deny the transaction.
From my experience, you can set up a wallet with the aid of MateMask but the characteristic is her way it presents information to users with smart contracts and decentralized applications.

HOW TO INSTALL A METAMASK APP
In this case, let's see how we can install a metamask app but since I do not own a computer, I will be making use of my mobile device. So, let's learn how to install the metamask app.

With the metamask android app, we can interact with a neat interface provided by their web 3 apps. Although, the android app boosts the exact task as the browser extension.

New let's proceed

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To start with, get on to the metamask download page on metamask.io to get the app. After downloading, proceed to launch it. Press on the "Get Started".

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Head over to create a new wallet on the next page, type in your New passwords then confirm the password on the space provided before clicking on the portable box to imply that you have understood that metamask does not redeem your passwords for you. Then proceed to create password.

On the following page, this is where you need to protect your wallet. Like you have read from the previous page, metamask does not reserve or safeguard your seed phrases or passwords for you. So, in this case, it is advisable to store your password or seed phrases on a piece of sheet, then keep it in a safe place or you can choose to store it in multiple secret places.

The seed phrase is 12 in numbers. So pen them down according to their numbers. After you've done that, press continue to move to the next page. When you have successfully confirmed your seed phrases by matching up the correct words to the numbered boxes provided, click on Complete Backup to progress to the next page. A congratulatory message will pop up on the screen to show that your wallet has been protected successfully by you.
Press Done to continue.

On the successive page, you will need to read and agree to their terms and conditions.

Now congratulations, you have successfully created your wallet.

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This is your main meta mask screen

NOW, HOW DO WE FUND THE WALLET
After creating your wallet, what remains is to fund the wallet. So, let's see how we can do that.

Since I'm not owning any coins to employ for this homework, I will make use of the Ropsten testnet. And with the help of Faucet, I will acquire some fake money to use for this tutorial. Thanks to metamask for providing this feature to help beginners to understand better how they operate.

The Ropstem testnet is a fake Ethereum network with no reasonable value but can do almost like the real Ethereum network. To head over to the Ropsten testnet, click on the "Ethereum main Network" which is located at the top of the wallet interface screen. Select the "Ropsten Test Network"

Now copy your public address and move over to the Faucet site to collect the fake money.
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On the Ropsten Ethereum faucet, enter the testnet address you've copied from the metamask to the box highlighted in green color.

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Hit the "send me test Ether" when done.

The Test Ether will be sent to the address you provided. Wait until you confirm the Ether appears in your wallet. Once seen the Ether, you can now proceed to the decentralized web.

I will take advantage of Uniswap as the DApp to use in this homework, so I will connect my wallet to the Uniswap.

When you have accessed the [Uniswap] website, click on "connect to a wallet" which is at the left downside of your screen.

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Press on "wallet connect" to choose metamask as your wallet, then grant the Uniswap access to connect to your metamask wallet.
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If you can attach your metamask wallet, you can now swap the Ether for DAL. DAL is a stable coin but it is an ERC-20 token. It has no real value in reality.

Go to your meta mask wallet (remember we are still on Ropstan Test Network), then click on " Add Tokens" to add the Uniswap. On the subsequent page, search for Uniswap. Select the token and click on "Add Token" located at the downside of the screen.

Again, head over to the Uniswap website, type in the amount of ETH you desire to swap. As you type, the equivalency will occur in the DAL section.

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When you're done, press the swap to progress. Complete the transaction in the metamask and the action will be executed. The transaction will take a while before becoming a successful one.

Check your wallet constantly until you receive your DAL. If you desire, you can add other coins to your wallet by clicking on "Add tokens".
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Reference

1.https://medium.com/@mark.lasia/how-to-set-up-an-erc20-compatible-ethereum-wallet-cda8dabc4b89

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Who Am I?

I am just a beginner who lives in the Western Hemisphere of Africa with his parents. My name is James but you can notify me with @jsalvage, here.😂 Being the first child, My parents, Mr. and Mrs. Onu who are just wonderful And hardworking couples. My father is an electrical engineer while my mother is a trader. They always work collaboratively just to make sure that their children don't lack the necessities. I graduated from high school in the year 2018. And My favorite subjects are physics chemistry and biology. I am going to enter the university because my goal is to study these subjects in the future and to become a respected professional in one of the fields. Between, I am an accomplished computer hardware technician. After I obtained my SSCE certificate, I took interest in learning more about computer hardware and its maintenance. I am obsessed with all tech-related and I enjoy using my skill to contribute to the exciting technological advances. I'd spend my free time learning about programming and also assisting people on how to fix any problem related to Tech!
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Its really a well elaborated tutorial for the beginners on hive platforms looking to work with metamask

It looks great, it makes me curious, I'm going to investigate a little more about it.

Thanks so much. Glad you liked it

Wow man you nailed it. Step by step very detailed tutorial with proper images. This is gonna be a very helpful for the beginners because they don't know exactly how to use metamask.

Thanks man.

Dear @jsalvage , Do you not have a computer? Are you currently playing Hive Blockchain on your smartphone? 😮

Have you created a cryptocurrency account in the bank? I didn't understand your article because I haven't created a cryptocurrency account in the bank yet.

Yes, I do not have a computer. I have been admiring to get one for myself but I do not know the money.

Are you currently playing Hive Blockchain on your smartphone

I don't know how to play hive blockchain yet and i'm not even sure if I want to know how it works.

Have you created a cryptocurrency account in the bank? I didn't understand your article because I haven't created a cryptocurrency account in the bank yet.

Till this very moment, I don't have any popular crypto wallet tagged with my bank. So I do not own crytocurrency account yet.

Don't worry, the tutorial was how to create a metamask wallet account. This wallet is necessary if you want to store your coins for a long period of time.