You might have heard and read about the terms relating to the crypto market that we often took as synonyms and are often confused also. Every term has a different meaning and functionalities related to it. To scrutinize any aspect of the service, you should have a clear understanding of the same.
In this paper, we will look into the role of the MetaMask extension in the development of decentralized applications.
We all are well aware of the name MetaMask. The wallet is available both on mobile devices and on the web. To work on mobile devices, you can easily get the app on your respective devices by downloading the same and creating an identity on the same.
Before learning about its role, let’s know in which case you will be required to get an extension.
Pre-requisites of extension
But, if you are looking to work on MetaMask web, you will be required to get an extension downloaded and install on your computer/laptop. However, it must be noted you have certain browser options with you to have a MetaMask extension. They are:
You can pick any one of them as per your choice and proceed ahead working with them. That’s all we know about extension basically but there is much more that you should know.
We are hereby talking about the role of this extension in the development of the decentralized application.
Want to know how it contributes to dApps development?
This platform opens up the ways for dApp development for both the coders and the developers because it supports Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. MetaMask's role in enabling the dApps can be clearly understood by the two factors:
- Offers the user’s a platform to access the decentralized applications
- Provide a form to the developers to launch those applications to the market
These extensions make it simpler for the developers to design new applications that are introduced to work within the existing browsers.
Something Extra: MetaMask Sign In is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. It allows you to run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node.
The above read shed light on the role of MetaMask extension. To accelerate the growth of MetaMask, the team behind it is working beyond the boundary of the Ethereum blockchain. The extension lets the user interact with the decentralized applications and services as well. This not ends here, it was updated to offer integration with Binance Smart Chain (BSC), which means that users will now be able to switch between Ethereum and Binance crypto wallet.