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How to connect Metamask to Trezor hardware wallet?

How to connect Metamask to Trezor hardware wallet?
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On August 7, 2018, the famous Ethereum storage MetaMask wallet software was updated to the latest version (4.9.0) and built-in support for Trezor hardware wallet.

MetaMask is an online Ethereum wallet that works as an extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Brave browsers. MetaMask is also a 3.0 Web browser (DApp).

While hardware wallets like Trezor offer a very high level of security, the MetaMask team also points out disadvantages such as “you need to move money in and out (of the hardware wallet) every time you need to use DApp, perform transactions , etc. . or participate in an ICO ”and as such“ need to wait for confirmation of additional transactions and also pay additional network fees ”.

This new version of MetaMask finally supports hardware wallets, first the Trezor hardware wallet. There are also other cool new features like automatic detection of tokens in the wallet and you don't have to add them manually.

Now you can connect TREZOR to your MetaMask wallet and do the following:

  • check account numbers (ETH and ERC-20, ERC-721) tokens
  • sign transactions (send ETH, tokens, implement contracts…)
  • sign the message, which means you can login or register with Decentralized Apps (Dapps).
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When a Trezor hardware wallet is linked to a MetaMask wallet, the MetaMask will appear like any other Ethereum wallet, with the difference that you need to connect to Trezor every time you need to confirm a transaction. As a result, the private key is always protected with the Trezor hardware wallet and you can be sure it will never get hacked.

Of course, you can still check your Trezor hardware wallet balance at any time, without having to log into the hardware wallet.

The MetaMask team is also working on supporting Ledger hardware portfolios in the future.

Instructions for linking the Trezor hardware wallet to the Metamask wallet

To use the Trezor hardware wallet combination with the MetaMask wallet, you need to update the MetaMask browser add-on to the latest version and agree to use the new application interface. Currently, only MetaMask Chrome has this feature.

After making sure of the above, follow these steps:

1. Step

Click the wallet icon in the upper right corner, select Connect Hardware Wallet.

How to connect Metamask to Trezor hardware wallet?

2. Step

connect your Trezor wallet to your computer and click the CONNECT TO TREZOR button.

How to connect Metamask to Trezor hardware wallet?

3. Step

Click EXPORT on the TREZOR Connect screen> enter the Trezor wallet PIN> select the Trezor wallet ETH wallet address you want to manage and click UNLOCK to complete.

You can see all the animated steps below:

How to connect Metamask to Trezor hardware wallet?

You can also delete this connected account at any time you wish.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author, or anyone mentioned in this article, are for informational purposes only and do not constitute financial, investment or other advice. Investing or trading cryptocurrencies carries a risk of financial loss.

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