What is MetaMask and how do I install it?

MetaMask is a virtual wallet (for CryptoKitties purposes, a Chrome Extension) that gives you access to apps that run on the Ethereum network directly from your browser.

Currently, the only way to invest and play CryptoKitties is with the digital currency Ether (ETH).

Let’s break it down into all of the components required to play:

Ether: currency

MetaMask: wallet in the form of a Chrome extension

Coinbase: platform where you can exchange USD for ETH (for a $10 sign up bonus, click here.)

Now that we’ve got the terms down, let’s go through a step by step on how to install it:

All set? Here’s a step-by-step guide on getting started with CryptoKitties!

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