Get MetaMask and Ethereum Account

We will be using MetaMask for the blockchain transactions and to deploy our custom token on the Goerli testnet. However, any other Ethereum client can be used.

Before deploying the custom token you first need to:

Install MetaMask

MetaMask is an in-browser Ethereum wallet. It allows you to send Ethereum transcations and is necessary for starting to use Ethereum.

To install MetaMask:

  1. Visit the MetaMask website.

  2. Follow the instructions to add MetaMask as a browser extension.

  3. Restart your browser. You should now see the MetaMask icon in the top right corner of your browser.

Create an Ethereum account

With the newly installed MetaMask extension click the icon in your browser. This will open up MetaMask with a setup guide for creating a new account (wallet).

After following the instuctions you should see a screen with information about your newly created Ethereum account.

Newly created Ethereum account (wallet)