MetaMask is a crypto wallet specific to ETH, the cryptocurrency we use for all NFT-related transactions on Artsy. For more information about crypto wallets, please read this guide.
To set up MetaMask, follow the steps below:
1. Download and install the MetaMask browser extension by clicking here.
2. Select “Create a Wallet.”
3. Create a password
4. You’ll then be given your Secret Recovery Phrase.
This is the key to your wallet and should not be shared with anyone for any reason.
Note: Memorize or store your Secret Recovery Phrase somewhere secure. If you lose this phrase or forget what order the words are in, you will lose access to your wallet and it will be unrecoverable. MetaMask or Artsy Support will never ask you to share your Secret Recovery Phrase.
MetaMask Support is best equipped to assist you with concerns encountered while setting up a wallet or purchasing and maintaining cryptocurrency. For help, please visit the MetaMask website, or Live Chat their team via the “Start a Conversation” button in their Help Center.
Once you've created your wallet, connect it to your Artsy account using this guide.