Simple steps to accessing your MEW account via MetaMask
Bancor Network™ buy/sell actions now work with any wallet that supports Web3. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about using MEW so wanted to share this post with the community. Until MyEtherWallet adds support for Web3, below is a reasonably easy process that will allow you to use MetaMask with your MEW wallet.
Step 1: Download the MetaMask Add-on
Visit the MetaMask website and follow their instructions for adding the Chrome plugin.
Once you have the plugin setup on your browser, proceed to these next steps.
Step 2: Import MyEtherWallet to MetaMask
Option 1: Use 12 Word Phrase
Click on the “Import Existing DEN” link:
Paste your MyEtherWallet 12 word phrase here and select a new password (this password will be used to access your wallet on MetaMask and will NOT change the password used with MyEtherWallet.)
Once finished, click “OK” to immediately see your MyEtherWallet account on MetaMask:
Option 2: Import UTC/JSON File or Private Key
Click on the avatar icon and select the option to “Import Account”:
You will now see this screen with the option to use a Private Key or JSON file:
If you select the Private Key option, paste it here and click “Import”:
If you select the “JSON File” option, you will need to select the file from your computer and enter the same password you use to access the account on MyEtherWallet:
That’s it! You now have access to the account created on MyEtherWallet from MetaMask as well.
As a reminder, please only download official add-ons and keep your passwords safe. It is important to stay vigilant and only use information or links from trusted sources.