Hey there, I recently downloaded the MetaMask extension on my Windows PC and I’m a bit stuck. Can someone help me figure out how to use it effectively? I’ve installed it on my browser, but I’m not entirely sure what’s the next step I need to take. I came across phrases like ‘gas fees’ and ‘seed phrases’ when researching, and I could use some clarification on those. Opinions on best practices for keeping my wallet safe would also be greatly appreciated.
Also, I’d like to know more about the process behind sending, receiving, and swapping tokens on MetaMask. I get the general idea that Ethereum-based tokens are primarily used, but how does one effectively manage these transactions? Is there a way to pre-set the gas fees for transactions? Or is this dependent on the network congestion at the time of the transaction?
Last thing. I’ve heard about connecting MetaMask to decentralized applications (DApps). How does I go about doing that? What should I look out for to ensure I’m connecting to a secure and legit DApp? In case I run into any issues with MetaMask or if it starts behaving wonkily, what should be the first steps towards troubleshooting? Any helpful tips or insights would be great!