Metamask is a browser extension that allows users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain and manage their digital assets. It was created by ConsenSys, a blockchain software technology company based in Brooklyn, New York.
The concept for Metamask was developed by Dan Finlay, the co-founder of ConsenSys. Finlay saw the need for a simple and user-friendly way for users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain and decided to create Metamask as a solution.
Metamask was officially launched in 2016 and quickly gained popularity among Ethereum users for its ease of use and powerful features. It has since become one of the most widely used Ethereum wallets and browser extensions, allowing users to access decentralized applications (dApps) and manage their digital assets on the Ethereum blockchain.
Metamask is available as a browser extension for the following platforms:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
You can also find Metamask as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
To install Metamask on your browser, you can visit the official website at https://metamask.io/ and click on the "Get the Extension" button. This will redirect you to the appropriate webpage in the browser extension store, where you can add Metamask to your browser.
Alternatively, you can visit the app store on your mobile device and search for "Metamask" to download the mobile app.
Once installed, you can use Metamask to interact with the Ethereum blockchain, manage your digital assets, and access decentralized applications (dApps) from within your browser.