Filecoin Went Live on Metamask and is Building a New Web3 Site

Published on: 07.04.2021

Filecoin is a decentralized storage network which was supported by Metamask via a prototype the upcoming MetaMask Snaps extensibility system 

Filecoin Snap runs within a Secure EcmaScript Compartment inside a We worked. The snap can be toggled on and off and reinstalled via the Filecoin drop-down in the MetaMask menu bar 

Guidelines on how to try the Developer Preview

🔰 To start with users must check the latest release of the project

🔰 Download the build using preferred website Chrome or Brave

🔰 Within the Chromium-based browser, navigate to More Tools->Extensions 

🔰 Disable the existing Metamask extension

🔹Alternatively, you can create an additional browser profile where you’ll install the developer version of the MetaMask extension

🔰 Enable the Developer Mode toggle in the top right corner

🔰 Drag and drop the developer preview ZIP file onto the Extension page of your browser.

🔰 Installation is automatic

✔️ You now have the special developer preview of MetaMask and can begin testing the connect flow for your Web3 Filecoin site!

For Filecoin functionality see the demo here 



Filecoin is a decentralized storage network designed to store humanity’s most important information.



MetaMask provides the simplest yet secure way to connect to blockchain-based applications. Metamask provides an essential utility for blockchain newcomers, token holders, crypto gamers, and developers.




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