MetaMask is one of the most popular Ethereum wallets for storing tokens and using decentralized applications.
You can use MetaMask to store USDC and XFL (as well as Ethereum, other ERC-20 tokens, ERC-721 tokens (crypto-collectibles), and access DApps).
It is an easy-to-use and very useful Ethereum wallet. You can use Metamask to swap ETH for USDC or/and XFL on Uniswap and add liquidity to our USDC-XFL pool.
In this ‘How to Guide’, we show you how to set up MetaMask, and then you will learn how to use MetaMask, make transactions, and use DApps with it.
How to set up MetaMask?
MetaMask is available on web browsers, iOS and Android. You can install the MetaMask extension in Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge.
Because you want to use Uniswap, you should install the browser extension.
In addition to MetaMask, there is also a mobile wallet called Trust Wallet that natively supports Flame Token and that you can use to access Unsiwap on mobile.
But using DApps on mobile is a bit difficult and you should not expect a smooth experience. So browser extensions are the best option now.
We show you how to install MetaMask in the Chrome browser. You can follow the same steps to install it in other supported browsers.
Step 1: Add the MetaMask extension to Chrome
Visit Chrome Web Store and search MetaMask or click this link to add the extension to your browser. You can simply click on the ”add to Chrome” button.
After you’ve added the MetaMask extension to your browser, click on the ”get started” button to start setting up your wallet.
Step 2: Click on the ”create a wallet” button
To create your first MetaMask wallet, click on the ”create a wallet” button. If you have another wallet, you can import it into MetaMask too.
Step 3: Agree or disagree to anonymized data collection
MetaMask wants to collect some anonymized data to improve the wallet. You can agree to it or click on the ”no thanks” button depending on your preference.
Step 4: Choose a password for your MetaMask wallet
In this step, you should choose a secure password for your MetaMask account. This is not your private key or seed phrase.
You will just use this password to log in to your MetaMask wallet. If you forget the password, you can import your wallet using the seed phrase that will be shown in the next step.
Step 5: Back up your seed phrase
Reveal your secret words (backup phrase) and write it down on a piece of paper. You can also store your backup phrase in a USB flash drive, preferably after encrypting it.
The security of your backup phrase must be of the utmost importance. Anyone who has access to your backup phrase can transfer your coins to different wallets.
Step 6: Confirm your seed phrase
After revealing and saving your backup phrase, you need to enter it in order to confirm your backup phrase.
After confirming your backup phrase, you’re all done! Read the tips on safety and click on the ”all done” button to start using your MetaMask wallet.
How to use MetaMask?
MetaMask is a very easy-to-use cryptocurrency wallet that is used for storing Ethereum and Ethereum-based tokens.
But, if you are new to cryptocurrency wallets, it might still look a bit confusing which is quite normal.
I’ll show you everything you need to know about MetaMask so that you can use MetaMask without any issues.
Your Ethereum address on MetaMask
The first thing you should know is your Ethereum address. You can copy your Ethereum address by clicking on ”Account details” as we show in the image below.
You can check your Ethereum address on Etherscan by entering your address, so you don’t need to always log in to your MetaMask wallet to check your tokens.
You can send Ethereum, USDC, Flame Tokens, or other ERC-20 tokens or ERC-721 collectibles to your address from exchanges you use and from other wallets.
How to add Flame Tokens to MetaMask?
Flame Tokens are ERC-20 tokens that are not natively supported by MetaMask.
You add Flame Token by clicking on ”Add Token”…
…and after this, you choose “Custom Token” where you add the ‘Token Contract Address’, the ‘Token Symbol’, and the ‘Token Decimal’:
Token Contract Address: 0x469861bdfd02e7ebce7cdeb281e8eec53069cf5f
Token Symbol: XFL
Token Decimal: 18
Confirm by clicking on ‘Next” and “Add Tokens” in the second window.
Now you are ready to send ETH or USDC to your MetaMask wallet to buy Flame Token and provide liquidity on Uniswap.
For more information on MetaMask, please visit https://metamask.io/faqs.html