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Can I Buy Ethereum Through MetaMask?

As of September 2019, MetaMask has been downloaded over 1 million times from the Google Chrome store alone, with a 4.7-star rating. That’s a lot of people using this Ethereum wallet!

If you’re one of the many people who uses MetaMask, you may be wondering if you can use it to buy Ethereum (ETH).

Unfortunately, as of right now, you cannot use MetaMask to buy ETH directly. However, there are still a few ways that you can use MetaMask to indirectly purchase ETH.

The first way is to use MetaMask to connect to an exchange that allows you to buy ETH with fiat currency (USD, EUR, etc.).

NOTE: Warning: Buying Ethereum through MetaMask can be risky and should be done with caution. MetaMask is not a licensed financial institution, so it does not offer the same level of protection as a bank or other financial institution. Additionally, Ethereum is highly volatile and its price can fluctuate quickly; you should research the risks associated with buying Ethereum before doing so through MetaMask.

The most popular exchanges that support this are Coinbase and Kraken.

Once you’ve connected your MetaMask wallet to one of these exchanges, you can then use the exchange’s interface to buy ETH with your fiat currency of choice.

The second way to indirectly purchase ETH using MetaMask is by connecting it to a decentralized exchange (DEX). The most popular DEX right now is 0x Protocol, which is integrated with a number of different wallets and exchanges.

Once you’ve connected your MetaMask wallet to 0x Protocol, you can then use the 0x Protocol interface to trade ETH for other cryptocurrencies or tokens. This includes popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and Monero (XMR).

So, while you cannot directly purchase ETH using MetaMask right now, there are still a few ways that you can indirectly purchase it. We expect that direct purchasing via MetaMask will be added in the future as the platform continues to grow in popularity.

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