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What is metamask?

Available as a browser extension and as a mobile app, MetaMask equips you with a key vault, secure login, token wallet, and token exchange—everything you need to manage your digital assets.

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To join the unova network and operate a Type-2 (enterprise) node you will need a wallet. We suggest using metamask as this is a userfriendly option.

Metamask is an application that is stored and hosted locally so only you have access to your private keys and accounts.

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How to use a Unova metamask wallet

Installing Metamask

    1. Go to the Metamask website.
    2. Click download.
    3. Select Chrome.
    4. Click ‘Install MetaMask for Chrome’
    5. Click ‘Add to Chrome’ in the upper right.
    6. Click ‘Add Extension’ to complete the installation    
    7. Supported Browsers – Chrome,Firefox,Brave,Edge

Creating your wallet

One of the first tasks you will want to do on Metamask is to install a wallet (or “vault” as Metamask calls it) to hold your cryptocurrencies. To do this, follow the instructions below.

1. Click on the Metamask logo in the upper right hand corner of your Google chrome browser.
2. Click on ‘Get Started’
3. Click on ‘Create a wallet’
4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
5. Set a password. Click ‘Create’
6. Click on the lock image to see your secret backup phrase.
7. Click on the download link on the right to download a text file of your secret backup phrase. Store this file safely.
8. Confirm your Secret Backup Phrase by selecting each phrase in correct order. Click ‘Confirm’
9. Click ‘All done’. Your wallet is successfully created!

Connecting to the Unova Network with your wallet

You will have to connect both, Unova Test and Unova Main Network to your wallet. To do this, follow the instructions below.

1. Click on ‘Ethereum Mainnet’in the upper right hand corner of your wallet.
2. Select Custom RPC
3. For adding Unova Test Network enter the following information

        a. Network Name – Unova Test-Net
        b. New RPC URL –
        c. Chain ID – 3001
        d. Currency Symbol – UON

4. For adding Unova Main Network enter the following information

        a. Network Name – Unova Main-Net
        b. New RPC URL –
        c. Chain ID – 3000
        d. Currency Symbol – UON

5 Click ‘Add Network’
6 You should see the network in the network list once it is successfully added.

Saving your keys

Saving your keys

1. Click on ‘Account Options’ represented by the three dots in the upper right hand corner. Next to account name.
2. Select ‘Account Details’
3. Click on ‘Export Private Key’
4. Enter your password and click ‘Confirm’
5. Click on the private key to copy and store it.
6. Copy the key below the account name and store this also. This is your wallet public key.
Important Information

The keys provide access to your account.
Be diligent to keep your private key safe.

Do NOT lose it! It cannot be recovered if you do.
Do NOT share it! Your account may be misused.
Create a backup

How to secure your keys?
Use hardware wallets to keep your private keys safe. A hardware wallet is a flash drive like device, designed specifically for storing your keys. These are HD wallets that generate private and public keys via mnemonic phrase or seed words when initialized. Some popular hardware devices that are used and trusted are Ledger Nano S and Trezor. Never keep private keys online, in a mail or in the cloud. There they are most susceptible to getting obtained by bad actors. If you don’t have a hardware wallet, you can temporarily keep your private keys or seed in an offline flash drive or HDD. These options are only safe as long as they are not in the hands of an attacker. One can also use offline drives that encrypt the data stored on them. This way you can add one more security layer for accessing your account. If there is no possibility to obtain a hardware wallet, the other option is paper wallet. A paper wallet is a piece of paper that prints the pair of private and public keys on it. To make it more secure, you can laminate it and store it in a vault. Never take a screenshot or picture of your private keys. It becomes easily obtainable by bad actors once they get access to your device. Instead, consider various cold storage solutions.

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