An Ethereum Wallet in your Browser
What is MetaMask?
MetaMask is a Chrome extension which turns your browser into an Ethereum wallet. It injects the Ethereum web3 API into every website, enabling the use of Ethereum-enabled Dapps. With MetaMask, you can create and manage identities, securely reviewing and approving transactions. It also protects against phishing and requires permission to read and write to any webpage. MetaMask is your gateway to Web 3.0, Dapps, NFTs, tokens, ICOs, and much more.
MetaMask is an extension for accessing Ethereum enabled distributed applications, or "Dapps" in your browser!
MetaMask also lets the user create and manage their own identities (via private keys, local client wallet and hardware wallets like Trezor™), so when a Dapp wants to perform a transaction and write to the blockchain, the user gets a secure interface to review the transaction, before approving or rejecting it.
MetaMask also helps warn you when you navigate to sites that are known to have engaged in phishing, or that have names that are suspiciously similar to popular phishing targets.
Because it adds functionality to the normal browser context, MetaMask requires the permission to read and write to any webpage. You can always "view the source" of MetaMask the way you do any Chrome extension, or view the source code on Github: https://github.com/MetaMask/metamask-extension
Enables access to: Web 3.0 Dapps NFTs
User reviews summary
- Extension not connecting to certain websites
- Wallet shows incorrect ETH balance
- Poor security leading to lost funds
- Wallet loading screen gets stuck
- Problems switching networks within the extension
- Issues with loading or connecting to networks
- Loss of funds or security concerns
- Problems with displaying correct balances
- Difficulties with accessing wallets or accounts
- Need for reinstallation or updates to fix issues
MetaMask is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install MetaMask if you trust the publisher.
MetaMask has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.
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