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    How To Use Metamask Wallet To Transfer Your Cryptocurrencies

    What is MetaMask Wallet?

    MetaMask Wallet is one of the popular choices of non-custodial Ethereum wallets. It is a software wallet that can be used on your browser and mobile application to manage your cryptocurrency assets.

    MetaMask Wallet is actually created by a global community of developers and designers based on a decentralised blockchain technology. Their aim is to empower individuals to interact on the web based on consent, privacy, and free association.

    If you’ve concerns whether or not a software wallet should be your go to choice, you should take a look at this article first where we give you a break down of the different types of cryptocurrency wallets.

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    How to use MetaMask Wallet?

    Knowing how to use MetaMask wallet is a straight forward process. You can simply follow the step-by-step guide below to create your MetaMask Wallet. 

    Access the MetaMask Wallet’s Website: https://metamask.io/

    Make sure that the URL is stated as above.

    How to use MetaMask Wallet Landing Page

    To be able to use MetaMask Wallet, you have to download MetaMask wallet extension with the only supported browser listed below:

    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Brave
    • Edge

    We’ll be using Chrome as an example:

    How to use MetaMask Wallet - Create an account

    If you have not created a MetaMask Wallet yet, click on “Create A Wallet”

    This section will guide you through what you need to do for the creation of your MetaMask Wallet account.

    After Clicking on “Create A Wallet”, decide if you’d want to opt in or out of MetaMask’s Data Collection program to help improve their platform.  

    How to use MetaMask Wallet - Allow Tracking or not

    Of course, before agreeing to any terms and conditions, it’s advisable to know what you’re signing up for by going through them.

    When it comes to dealing with cryptocurrencies, it’s never a hassle to spend some time to understand blockchain related technology that involves smart contracts.

    After making your selection, you will be prompted to create the password to your MetaMask Wallet Account.

    How to use metamask wallet - Create password for account

    This step will be the most important section of “How to use MetaMask wallet” because this is entirely differently from creating a password to your MetaMask Wallet.

    You’ll need to pay extra attention as this will determine if you’ll end up losing your account entirely and not being able to recover it. 

    You’re about to proceed with the step to set your recovery phrase/ seed phrase for your MetaMask Wallet.

    This section show you a video on how to secure your MetaMask Wallet with a Recover phrase that’s usually make up of random words that you’re supposed to safe keep. Take 1.5mins of your time to watch the video.

    How to use MetaMask Wallet - Learning about seed phrase

    When you’ve completed watching the video, you’ll begin generating your seed phrase. 

    How to use your metamask wallet - Reveal Secret Words

    “Click on Reveal Secret Words” – You need to keep your seed(recovery) phrase somewhere safe and private. 

    These set of seed phrases should never be shared with anyone as they will allowed to have access to your funds!

    The secret backup phrase also helps to restore your account if you happened to change your computer/mobile phone, or should you lost you password to you MetaMask Wallet account.

    There are several ways that you can keep your password safe: 

    • Write on a piece of paper 
    • Save on a Encrypted Thumb-drive 

    You can store them away in a bank-vault, a Safe-deposit box or different places that only you know how to gain access to. 

    After verifying your seed (recovery) phrase, you’re considered successful in completing your MetaMask Wallet creation.

    What Can I Do With A MetaMask wallet?

    There is more to managing your cryptocurrency assets with your metamask wallet, such as depositing, sending and receiving cryptocurrencies funds.

    Transactions & Other Interactions

    You can also use the MetaMask Wallet to interact with your other existing wallet from your cryptocurrency exchange (if any). 

    It will be more convenient to have some Ether in your Metamask Wallet as you can readily pay Gas Fees whenever you’re required to perform any transactions on the blockchain. 

    Adding cryptocurrencies in your MetaMask account  (such as ETH and ERC-20 or, ERC-721 tokens) allow you to invest, trade, play games, own unique digital items (NFT collectables). 

    MetaMask Wallet Swap

    Metamask wallet also has a swap feature that allows you to make a cryptocurrency swap within the desktop extension. 

    MetaMask Wallet Swap Feature

    MetaMask Supports Only Ethereum Based Tokens

    MetaMask wallet only supports Ethereum and any Ethereum based token (erc20, 721, etc). You can see the full list of supported token here

    You can also use your hardware wallet with MetaMask as they currently support Trezor and Ledger on the extension. However, the MetaMask wallet currently do not support hardware wallet on the mobile.

    On the side note, if you’d like to unify all your software wallets, you should definitely checkout mycrypto.com to integrate all your other wallets that you might have all at one dashboard. 

    How To Use MetaMask Wallet To Send And Receive Funds

    One thing that you can truly appreciate when it comes to sending and receiving your crypto funds using MetaMask Wallet is the ease of use. 

    Its intuitive user interface design makes the process very simple. 

    Adding Tokens On MetaMask Wallet To Manage

    For sending or receiving any crypto assets, you’ll need to make sure to add the token in the MetaMask Wallet first as shown below:

    Receiving Ethereum (ETH) Or ETH Based Crypto Assets On Metamask Wallet

    For this example, we will show you how to use MetaMask Wallet and receive your funds by withdrawing Ethereum (ETH)  from your Binance custodial wallet. 

    If you’re using other Ethereum based token, please select the accordingly.

    Used Network: Ethereum Network (ERC20)

    In your Binance account, go to your Fiat And Spot wallet and search for Ethereum. Click on “withdraw” Ethereum

    How to use MetaMask wallet Deposit Ethereum from Binance

    You should see the following withdrawal dashboard for Ethereum where you need to input your personal MetaMask Wallet address specifically for Ethereum Mainnet (ERC20) only.

    Never ever let anyone tell you other wise to key in any other address other than your own.

    How to use MetaMask wallet Deposit Ethereum from Binance Dashboard

    Open MetaMask Wallet from your extension and copy the the Ethereum Mainnet Address and paste it into Binance Address input section.

     

    How to use Metamask wallet - Copy Ethereum Mainnet Address to Binance

    Make sure you have selected ERC20 Network to transfer your Ethereum. 
    Gas fee varies from time to time, sometimes it may be higher depends on the status of the network congestion.

    How to use MetaMask Wallet - Binance Withdraw Network ERC20

    You’ll be prompted to double check the details you have provided before the transaction is being executed on the blockchain. 

    BInance Wallet Withdraw - Confirmation

    Click on “Continue” and complete the security verification to complete the transaction.

    Two step verification process involves entering the codes provided to your email and via a SMS phone verification.

    Binance Wallet Withdraw Ethereum - Security Verfication

    Click on “Submit” once you’re done.

    You’ll be able to see something a “Withdrawal Request Submitted” 

    You can now re-open your MetaMask Wallet Plugin to double check if your funds has been transferred over.

    Sometimes it will take longer to display on your MetaMask Wallet depends on  how congested the ERC20 Network is that moment.

    How To Use MetaMask Wallet - Transfer Ethereum Complete

    Send Ethereum (ETH) Or ETH Based Crypto Assets from Metamask Wallet

    This section we will show you how to use MetaMask Wallet to send your crypto assets to your Binance wallet.

    Sending Ethereum (ETH) Or other ETH Based Crypto Assets from MetaMask Wallet is quite similar to the process of receiving assets. 

    In your Binance account, go to your Fiat And Spot wallet and search for Ethereum. Click on “Deposit” Ethereum or the other ETH based crypto assets you want to deposit in Binance. 

    How to use MetaMask wallet Deposit Ethereum from MetaMask

    You’ll need to select the correct network for the transaction to be successful.

    Network: ERC20

    You should only be sending your crypto assets to the deposit address provided on this Deposit Crypto page. 

    How to Use MetaMask Wallet to send ETH to Binance - Copy Deposit Address from Binance

    After copying the deposit address from Binance, open your MetaMask extension and click on “Send” ETH. Make sure you’re also on the. Ethereum Mainnet.

    How To Use MetaMask Wallet - Click Send EthHow to Use MetaMask Wallet - Click Send in MetaMask Wallet

    How to Use MetaMask Wallet - Paste Deposit Address in MetaMask Wallet

    You’ll notice under the transaction fee (gas fee) section there are 3 different settings, slow, average and fast. It indicate how how you want you transaction to be processed.

    At the time of viewing this, your transaction fee might be different from what you see above. It can get more expensive or not and its entirely dependant on the network’s congestion status.

    Use MetaMask Wallet extension. You should be able to preview the overall amount and gas fee you will incur for that transaction to take place. 

    If you accept, you can click on “Confirm”

    Summary

    Learning how to use MetaMask wallet can take some time to get use to.

    The trick is to a successful transaction is to double check your address inputs and  to make sure that you’re using the correct network for your transfer.

    Want to find out how you can use Binance Smart Chain Network (BSC) to reduce your gas fees? 

    Stay tuned for more.

    Kai Elijah
    I’m a Digital Marketer with over 4 years of experience and a Crypto enthusiast. Currently based in Singapore. I share knowledge about digital marketing, technology and crypto related topics. If you have any questions or comments for me, just leave me a message on the contact me page!
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