This quick guide will help you with setting up your Trezor wallet for the first time in Metal Vault.
The Metal wallet is linked to an Ethereum wallet
When you enter Metal Vault for the first time, you’ll notice that you have two preconfigured wallets: “My Ethereum wallet” and “My Metal wallet”.
The Metal wallet is linked to an Ethereum wallet under the hood. That's because Metal is an ERC20 token that resides on the Ethereum blockchain. It carries smart contract information that identifies it as MTL and needs a parent Ethereum wallet to cover the transaction fees.
This guide will show you how to create a Metal wallet using your Trezor device. To do so, you’ll first need to create a parent Ethereum wallet.
Step 1: Go to the create a wallet page to create an Ethereum wallet
Click on the add wallet button (the “+” icon beside “Wallet”) on the Metal Vault dashboard. You’ll be taken to the “Create A Wallet” page within Metal Vault.
Step 2: Create the Ethereum wallet
Input 1 asks “Which currency would you like to use?” Select “Ethereum”.
Input 2 asks “What kind of wallet do you want to create?” Select “Trezor”.
In Input 3, enter a name for the Ethereum wallet you want to create on your Trezor. It's good practice to give it a descriptive name to avoid uncertainty later.
Before you connect your Trezor device, make sure you’ve enabled browser support (see this video). Otherwise, your Trezor won’t be able to communicate with Metal Vault. Make sure to regularly update the firmware of your device!
Connect your Trezor device to your computer via the USB connector. After inputting the pin code, start the Ethereum application on your Trezor, and click on the “Connect Trezor” button. You should see a popup.
The drop-down menu will display multiple addresses, you must select one. If you already have an Ethereum wallet with funds on your Trezor that you want to link to Metal Vault, choose that address.
If this is your first time using the Trezor with Metal Vault, or if you have no funds in your Trezor, you can choose any address from the list; this will be the address of your new Ethereum wallet on your Trezor. When you’ve selected your address, press “OK”, and you will find yourself at your new wallet interface.
The Ethereum wallet for Trezor has been successfully created
You have now successfully created an Ethereum wallet for your Trezor. The wallet is now accessible from the Metal Vault dashboard.
Follow the additional steps below to create a Metal wallet.
Step 3: Go to the create a wallet page to create a Metal wallet
To link a Metal Trezor wallet to your new Ethereum Trezor wallet, click on the “Add Wallet” button again (the + icon) on the Metal Vault dashboard. You’ll be taken to the “Create Wallet” page once again.
Step 4: Create the Metal Wallet
Input 1 asks “Which currency would you like to use? Select "Metal".
Input 2 asks “Which parent wallet do you want to assign? Select "The Ethereum wallet you just created".
In Input 3, enter a name for the Metal wallet you want to create on your Trezor. It's good practice to give it a descriptive name to avoid uncertainty later.
Finally, click on the "Create Wallet” to complete the process.
The Metal wallet for Trezor has been successfully created
You have now successfully created a Metal wallet for your Trezor. You can access this wallet from the Metal Vault dashboard whenever your Trezor device is connected.