This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a new wallet on MetaMask for
Chrome. This is a prerequisite for using the Energi Mainnet and Testnet networks
with MetaMask if you do not have a wallet already. The guide will also cover how
to backup your private key to be used on the MyEnergiWallet application, as well
as import a private key if you already have one.
¶ 1.12. Enter a new password, check the agreement and then click “Create”:
¶ 1.14. Copy the secret words on to a text editor and safely store it. Click “Next”
¶ 1.15. Pick all the secret words in the order and then click “Confirm” to continue.
¶ 2.1. On MetaMask’s main screen, click the three dots to the right of your current Account’s address to expand the menu, then click “Account details”:
¶ 2.4. Your private key will be displayed. Notate it and store it in a safe place. It can be used to restore your wallet in the future. You can also select the “Copy to clipboard” option to copy the contents of the private key box:
ALERT!!: The private key should be handled with utmost care and safety. If
anyone gets hold of it, they can access your funds associated with it. Backup
the key to a secure location.
NOTE: ERC-20 tokens (including ETH) and NRG share the same private key for an
account address. You can import the private key of your NRG account to create
the same account address in the Ethereum Main Network. We suggest you import the
private key of your NRG account so that you have the same address on Ethereum
Mainnet. This is not a requirement. Just a suggestion!
¶ 3.1. On MetaMask, click the circle beside “Main Ethereum Network”, then click “Import Account”:
- Select type from drop-down to "JSON File".
- Click "Choose File". A file browser will pop-up. Find and pick the keystore file you want to import. The keystore file is in JSON format.
- Enter the password to unlock the keystore file.
- Click "Import".