Setting up Ethereum wallet

Written by Art, May 13, 2018

This is step by step instruction how to set up an Ethereum Wallet and get free test Ether to run on a test network.


Installing MetaMask

MetaMask is a browser extension wallet that runs in your Chrome browser.

Open the Google Chrome browser and navigate to:

https://metamask.io

Now get get registered, set up strong password, and save 12 words, your can use to restore your MetaMask account. Once you are done with a set up process you should see your account details:

Get free test Ether

We need to get some test Ether, first step is to switch to the Test Network - Ropsten.

Now click "Buy", and click "Ropsten Test Faucet". MetaMask will open:

https://faucet.metamask.io

Etherscan

Now you can check your transaction ID on:

https://ropsten.etherscan.io

just copy your transaction TxHash --> ID

0x000d84d951360bb616d2c12678654ff52a3358436749d74046160fa61e4efac7

And check a transaction status:


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Art

Art is a FinTech enthusiast who has a great passion for coding and teaching. He earned a M.Sc. from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. Currently, he develops software for the financial services industry and leads classes and workshops in Python at PracticalProgramming.co

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