1) Download a wallet

To make an account on Catalog, you'll need a wallet. You can install MetaMask in your browser of choice, or use the Rainbow mobile app. If you're using Brave, it may require additional configuration.

To prevent unexpected behavior, do not install multiple wallet browser extensions.

2) Create your account

Follow the instructions in MetaMask or Rainbow to create an Ethereum address.

3) Back up your secret recovery phrase

This is extremely important. Write it down on paper and make a copy, then store them in separate, secure places that you won't forget. You'll need this to recover your wallet in case you lose access.

We strongly recommend learning about best security practices.

That's it โ€” youโ€™re good to go (:

Create a profile

<aside> ๐Ÿ˜Ž You can use this wallet with any Ethereum app. It's yours forever, and your address exists beyond MetaMask/Rainbow โ€” just like your email address isn't limited to the GMail app.

The safest, cheapest way to move between fiat money (USD, EUR, JPY, AUD, etc) and cryptocurrency is to create a Coinbase account. Once you've set up Coinbase, you can send your ETH to/from your wallet.

It's common to have two wallet addresses; one for your public identity and a private one that you keep secret. Learn more here.