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How to Set Up MetaMask

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This beginner's guide will explain how to set up the MetaMask wallet and safely buy/store Metacade tokens.

How to Set Up MetaMask Wallet - Quick Overview

If you know how wallets generally work, the quickfire guide below on How to set up MetaMask should suffice.

Step 1

Installing MetaMask Wallet on your browser - MetaMask is available in two forms - a mobile app and a web browser extension. This guide explains the detailed setup process when using MetaMask via a browser extension. However, the process is similar to the setup process of MetaMask app on IOS or Android smartphones.

The first step is to visit the MetaMask website and choose the browser on that you wish to install the wallet. The most common options are Chrome and Firefox.

Step 2

Create Wallet - Once installed, click the 'Create a Wallet' button.

Step 3

Create Password - You will now be asked to create a password. Make sure your password is complex and alphanumeric.

Step 4

Keep a Record of the Recovery Phrase - Next, you will be shown a recovery phrase that consists of 12 words. Write these 12 words down on a piece of paper and secure it in a safe place. If you or anyone enters these 12 words into MetaMask remotely, they will be able to access your wallet. So you must never share your 12-word MetaMask recovery phrase with anyone.

Step 5

Connect to Ethereum Network: By default, MetaMask only allows you to transact with the Ethereum network. So there is no need to change the network within MetaMask to engage with the Metacade token.

Step 6

Import Metacade Token: You will now need to import $MCADE to your MetaMask wallet. You can do this by clicking on 'Import Tokens' and submitting the Metacade contract address when announced. We recommend verifying the $MCADE contract address using the official Metacade Telegram group. MCADE token address: 0xed328E9C1179a30ddC1E7595E036AEd8760C22aF

Once the token import process is completed, you can view the tokens on your MetaMask wallet that you bought during the pre-sale or via Uniswap.

Tips on How to Keep Your MetaMask Wallet Safe

Now that you know how to set up MetaMask and add $MCADE tokens to your wallet, it's important to know that the security of your digital assets is in your hands. You are responsible for your MetaMask wallet and funds safety.

MetaMask is a non-custodial wallet which means that if your private keys get into the wrong hands and your funds are stolen, you will have nowhere to turn.

Below are some tips on how to keep your Metacade tokens safe when using MetaMask.

Tip 1: Strong Device Password

If you're using MetaMask as a web browser extension, a good starting point is to ensure that your laptop device is protected by a strong screen lock password.

If your laptop is lost or stolen, the person in possession of the device will find it hard to break into your system and access the browser where your MetaMask wallet is stored.

In the meantime, you can remotely secure your MetaMask wallet by entering your 12-word recovery phrase from a different device. You can then transfer your Metacade tokens to a new wallet address.

Tip 2: Secure Your Recovery Phrase

As mentioned above, your 12-word recovery phrase will allow you to regain access to your MetaMask wallet if your device is lost or stolen - or you forget your password.

Either way, it is paramount that you keep the sheet of paper so that your recovery phrase is written and stored somewhere safe.

Tip 3: Be Wary of Other Browser Extensions

Another way to ensure that your MetaMask wallet is kept safe is to assess what other browser extensions you have installed.

If you install an illegitimate extension on your browser - this could have the required tools to hack your MetaMask wallet.

Tip 4: Malware and Phishing Attacks

Hackers are finding new ways every now and then to access your MetaMask wallet remotely. Malware attacks are a common choice for cybercriminals, resulting in a virus being installed onto your device. This can happen when you mistakenly click on a link created by the hacker.

Additionally, phishing attacks are becoming more and more commonplace in the blockchain arena. This is where the hacker attempts to steal your sensitive information - such as the 12-word passphrase of your MetaMask wallet.

For instance, this might come in the form of an email claiming to be a member of the MetaMask support team. It might also come via a malicious imitation of a exchange like Uniswap.

Either way, you should be careful about what links you click and which websites you visit.