So you created a Metamask wallet. Now what?
In order to begin playing DApp games, you need to fund your wallet first. In this article, we’ll be teaching two ways to load your Metamask wallet: first will be funding you wallet on your own while the second will be receiving Ether from another Metamask wallet user.
DISCLAIMER: All information stated in this article are only recommendations. Readers may explore other options.
FUNDING ON YOUR OWN
STEP 1: There are numerous crypto wallets out there that you can use to fund your Metamask wallet. For this tutorial, we’ll be using the Abra wallet. Download the Abra app first then create an account.
STEP 2: In the dashboard, tap Add Money > choose how you would want to fund your wallet. You can link your bank account to the app, add cash through an Abra teller, pay using a credit card, or receive money from another crypto wallet.
If you choose to fund your wallet by linking your bank account or going to an Abra teller, simply follow the instructions stated on the app.
If you choose to pay using your credit card, Abra lets you purchase Bitcoin first. In this case, you’ll have to convert Bitcoin to Ether.
STEP 3: To convert your Bitcoin to Ether, go to Exchange > select your Bitcoin wallet > choose to move funds to your Ethereum wallet. Just enter the amount of Bitcoin that you would like to convert into Ether.
STEP 4: Once you have Ether in your wallet, go to Withdraw > Send to Crypto Wallet > select the wallet that would receive Ether (in this case, select Ethereum) > then select your Bitcoin wallet.
Just provide all the necessary details such as the receiving address and the amount that you would like to send.
RECEIVING FUNDS FROM ANOTHER METAMASK USER
In order to receive funds from another Metamask user, you just need to provide the sender with your Metamask wallet address.
From the Metamask dashboard, the sender will simply click the Send button at the right side of the page > enter the receiving Metamask address and the amount of Ether to be sent > then click Confirm.
Watch our youtuber, Tori, demonstrate these two processes here: