How to use MetMask
MetaMask is an essential part of the Hercules Platform web experience. Having this extension will allow your web2 browser to function as a web3 browser and work with many facets of our decentralized application ecosystem. Whats best about this is that you don’t have to download the blockchain to work with our Smart Contracts! Follow these steps to install Metamask and begin your Value Chain Legend with HERC!
Part 1 – Installing MetaMask
Step 1: Click here to go to the Chrome Webstore and get the MetaMask plugin
Step 2: Click “Add to Chrome” to Install MetaMask as Google Chrome extension.
Step 3: Click “Add Extension” to confirm and MetaMask will be added
You can see that MetaMask is added by the little fox logo that shows up on the top right corner.
Part 2 – Creating a new wallet
Step 1: Click the MetaMask logo
Step 2: Read and agree to the MetaMask terms and Conditions
Step 3: Click “Create” after typing your personal password two times.
Step 4: Metamask will now show you your seed. It is very important that you copy and store those 12 worlds, without them you cannot restore your wallet.
Your account is now created! It’s possible that 1 Ether shows up on your balance. That’s because you’re on the testnet.
Part 3 – Changing to the Mainnet & Funding your account
Step 1: Click “Modern Testnet“
Step 2: Choose “Main Ethereum Network”
Step 3: Click the copy address to clipboardto get your wallet address. Then all you have to do send Ether to it from your favorite exchange or wallet.
Part 5 – Sending Ether
Now that your MetaMask account is funded you can easily send Ether
Step 1: Click “Send“
Step 2: Enter the wallet address to where you want to send Ether to (1), Enter the amount of Ether you want to send (2) and click “Send” (3)
Step 3: Confim the transaction data and click “Accept“
And that’s it! You can now send and recieve Ether on your MetaMask wallet. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to visit Ethereum Dapps thanks to this awesome extension.