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How to create Internet computer (ICP) wallet: Is MetaMask an Option?

Author: @Mycryptoview Token

Last Updated: October 04, 2023

In the fast-changing world of blockchain tech, Internet Computer (ICP) stands out as a promising platform offering decentralized apps (dApps) and smart contracts. But when users step into ICP territory, they often wonder about using MetaMask, a popular tool known for its smooth integration with Ethereum. The big question: 

"Can you use MetaMask with ICP?"

Here's the deal: ICP runs on its unique protocol, different from Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This means MetaMask faces some real challenges when trying to function as an ICP wallet. While MetaMask rocks the world of Ethereum transactions, it doesn't integrate with ICP.

But wait, there's good news! If you're an ICP enthusiast searching for a wallet solution, you've got an alternative in the form of a Bitfinity wallet. Think of it like a cousin to MetaMask, but specifically designed for ICP, and it's a Chrome extension too!

Follow the steps below to set up Bitfinity wallet for ICP

  1. Go to Bitfinity official website to download the wallet
  2. Click on “Available on Chrome Store”

      3. Click on the Bifinity icon on Chrome after adding it to Chrome           

     4. Accept the disclaimer to start setting up your Bifinity wallet           

       5. Click the “here to create an account” button            

      6. Enter a new password and confirm your password then click the Create Account button.           

       7. Copy your seed phrase make sure you do not share it with anyone and keep it in a secure place.    

       8. Click the Next button to create your ICP wallet, once you’ve successfully created your wallet you will see a screenshot similar to below

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