Cosmos How to set up Cosmos Wallet: Is MetaMask an Option?

How to set up Cosmos Wallet: Is MetaMask an Option?

Author: @Mycryptoview Token

Last Updated: March 23, 2024

 In this how-to guide, we will walk you through how to set up Cosmos Wallet in a simple step-by-step guide.
MetaMask is the popular browser extension wallet widely used on the Ethereum network which is also compatible with other EVM(Ethereum virtual Machines) chains and is used for transferring tokens on the Ethereum network. However, it does not directly support coins on the Cosmos network because Cosmos is not an EVM-compatible network. 

 If you want to store and manage your Cosmos assets, you must use a Cosmos wallet such as keplr or you can go to the Metamask snap section and follow step 11 to the last step to add Leap Cosmos wallet extension within Metamask.
Whilst MetaMask is a popular option for EVM-compatible chains, it is not an option for tokens on the Cosmos network such as ATOM etc. Instead, Follow the steps below to set up keplr which is a browser extension-based wallet similar to MetaMask.

  1. Go to Keplr's official website
  2. Click the Install Keplr button

       3. On the official download page, we are going to use Chrome to illustrate Keplr setup, so click on the Chrome button to install Keplr       

     4. Click the Add to Chrome button         

    5. After adding Keplr to Chrome, click on the Keplr Icon on the top right corner of your Chrome browser 

     6. On the wallet page, click on Create new account            

     7. Copy your seed phrase/Mnemonic Seed, name your account and input a new password               

Note:-  Never share your seedphrase/Mnemonic Seed with anyone and make sure you store your password and Mnemonic Seed in a safe location.

       8.  Click the Next button and confirm your Mnemonic Seed               

      9. Once you’ve registered your account you should see a screenshot like the one below, click on the done button to access your wallet.

     10. To use Cosmos wallet, you can fund your account with ATOM and click the send button to send ATOM to anyone

    11. Please only follow this step to the last step if you are interested in using Metamask. Login to Metamask if you have already got Metamask installed and select the Snaps option.        

      12. Click the Discover Snaps link                

     13. On the Snaps page, click on the Discover Snaps button                  

    14. Click View Leap Cosmos Wallet           

   15. Click on Add to MetaMask           

   16. Install Leap Cosmos Wallet             

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