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What is Metamask and why do I need it? #4
Primer -- Blockchain setup requires quite a few steps.
We are aware that the blockchain infrastructure is not yet mainstream. Part of the fun of navigating this new ecosystem is learning the new tools. We understand that it may be frustrating at first, but take a step back and enjoy the process! Trust us when we say that the tools are powerful and that the learning curve.
Theres a whole long thread on 'why web3 is important' here, but the TLDR is:
OK.. Let's get onto the fun stuff... Setting your environment up for web3:
How to claim an issue
1. Install Metamask
What is Metamask and why is it important?
2. Get some ETH
You should only need about 0.01 ETH to interact with the system. Submit a request to the Gitcoin Faucet in order to get some ETH!
3. Get your Metamask account address.
Find it here, on the chrome extension:
4. Send some ETH to the Metamask account address
Take the ETH you got from step 2 and send it to your Metamask account address.
5. Wait for the transaction to confirm.
You can monitor the tx status on https://etherscan.io . To monitor your transaction, put it into the search bar:
When the tx is done, you will see a green checkmark. Here is an example:
6. Submit the bounty form on gitcoin.
and confirm the transaction on metamask:
7 (Optional) If you get an error, try resubmitting with a higher gas value.
You can try increasing by 10 gwei. If you want a precise estimate of the gas value to use, visit ETH Gas Station to get real time gas metrics
If improving the web was running an optimization problem, web2 would be a local maxima. Web3 is the global maxima.
Still need help? The community is here to help!
Comment below or ask on slack in the #community-help channel.. Please let us know