Setting up MetaMask
Learn how to install the browser extension and create your first wallet.
Available as a browser extension and as a mobile app, MetaMask equips you with a key vault, a secure token wallet - everything you need to store the Axion token or other assets such as Ethereum or wrapped Bitcoin.
MetaMask allows you to interact with every EVM-compatible chain
Simply head to the official website metamask.io to download their browser extension or mobile app.
Be careful, there are fake websites out there with hacked versions of MetaMask which will attempt to steal your funds. Please only download from the official website, Metamask.io.
Adding MetaMask as your Browsers extension
If using Chrome or Brave browser, click the puzzle-shaped extensions button and then pin MetaMask, so it always stays on the toolbar for easy access in the future.
Once MetaMask is installed, click on Get Started for their brilliant step-by-step guide on setting up a wallet. Be sure to follow every step carefully and read the warnings about keeping your seed phrase safe.
- 1.Do not copy and paste the seed phrase.
- 2.Do not email it to yourself or photograph it.
- 3.Write it down on old-school pen and paper, and keep two copies in safe locations.
Never reveal your seed phrase to anyone like we did here
You now hold the keys to your crypto in your own hands! Make sure to keep it safe, since anyone with your seed-phrase can access your wallet and your funds. A better way to secure your crypto holdings is by using a hardware-wallet as explained here: Secure Your Crypto (Ledger)