If you are wondering how to create a new cryptocurrency wallet, consider creating one by installing the MetaMask extension.
MetaMask is a free and secure browser extension that allows web applications to read and interact with the Ethereum blockchain.
Step 1. Install MetaMask on your browser
- Open https://metamask.io or search for “Metamask extension” using your favorite search engine.
In this tutorial we will be using Google Chrome as an example, but the workflow is the same for all browsers.
2. Click Chrome to install MetaMask as a Google Chrome extension.
3. Click Add to Chrome.
4. Click Add Extension.
That’s it! You have successfully installed MetaMask extension!
Step 2. Create an account.
The next step is to create an account.
- Click on the MetaMask icon in the upper right corner to open the extension.
- To install the latest version of MetaMask, click Try it now.
- Click Continue.
4. You will be asked to create a new password. Create a strong password and click Create.
Don’t forget to store your password for safekeeping!
6. Click Reveal secret words.
7. You will see a 12 words seed phrase. Save seed words as a file or copy them to a safe place and click Next.
Write this phrase on a piece of paper and store in a secure location. If you want even more security, write it down on multiple pieces of paper and store each in 2–3 different locations.
Memorize this phrase.
8. Verify your secret phrase by selecting the previously generated phrase. When done, click Confirm.
Congratulations! You have successfully created your MetaMask account. A new Ethereum wallet address was automatically generated for you!
Optional: If you want to deposit funds to your wallet straight away, choose one of the suggested methods. You can skip this step, it is possible to deposit funds to your wallet address anytime you want.
9. To continue, click View Account.
You will see your public wallet address. You can use it now and share this address with other people when needed.
Your MetaMask extension will always be available in your browser’s toolbar. Click on the MetaMask icon to open it and start your journey in the Crypto Space!
Now, when you have an account created, you can buy PBL and ETH tokens and send them to your newly created wallet address (check this step-by-step tutorial on how to buy PBL and ETH).Last modified: January 10, 2022