The purpose of this tutorial is to provide to you an easy-to-follow tutorial for importing your wallet into MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet, if you have not done so already. The Kambria Distribution Portal is only accessible via MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet. In order to interact with the portal, you must initial a very small transaction, covering the “gas” of the transactions (note: gas is another term for transaction fee). You have two options: you can simply create a new account, and send Ethereum to this account, so that you can interact with the Kambria Portal to withdraw your tokens, or you can import your current wallet using either your private keys, JSON file, or a Ledger Nano S/Trezor hardware wallet. I will provide instructions for each of these options.
How To Create a New Account
- If you have not downloaded MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet, you can find the link here. (Note: NEVER download an extension you are not completely sure about. Please visit the software creator’s official website if you are unsure).
- Open the MetaMask extension by clicking on it in the top right-hand side of your browser toolbar, and click the “fox” get started. You will be instructed to either create a password, or import an account with a seed phrase. If you have a seed phrase from another wallet, you can enter it here; otherwise, create a password very complicated in nature (I recommend using a password generator like LastPass). Write this password down, on paper, by hand. Do not store it as a photo or plain-text file on any of your devices.
At this point, you can either deposit ETH into your account, and interact with the Kambria Portal, or you can continue on importing your private keys, JSON file, or hardware wallet. If you do not want to deposit, just click the “x.”
Importing Your Cryptocurrency Wallet
- Click on your unique image in the top right-hand corner of MetaMask, and select “Import Account.”
- For Private Keys or JSON Files, click on the “Import” tab, and select from the drop-down box between the two options.
- For private keys, you must copy/paste your private key into the text box and import your account.
- For JSON files, you must upload the file into MetaMask, enter the password associated with your JSON file, and import your JSON file.
Importing Your Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallet
- Follow the same steps above, except instead of clicking on the “Import” tab, you will need to click on the “Connect” tab.
- Select the hardware wallet you own. For these purposes, I will demonstrate on my Ledger Nano S. The same process for the Trezor should be nearly identical to import your accounts.
- You may have to toggle between Ledger Live and Legacy Ledger in the drop-down menu. Once you find the wallet you want to use, select it with the radio button and import your wallet.