Export Private Key and Retire MetaMask

This section describes how to export the private key from MetaMask and stop using it.

If you are tired of using the MetaMask wallet, can export the private key from your MetaMask Account and stop using it.

1. On the MetaMask wallet, click "..." next to the account name.

2. Select "Export Private Key". You see the warning message: "Export private keys at your own risk". There is no risk of exporting the private key. The only risk is someone else gets a copy of your private key. He/she is able to transfer all the balance from your account to his/her account with your private key.

3. The password of your MetaMask wallet, and click "Submit". Your private key is partially displayed.

4. Click "Save as File" and give a file name like "E:\MetaMask Herong's Wallet Private Key" on a memory stick.

5. Keep the memory stick in a safe place. You can import the private any other Ethereum wallet when you want to spend any Ethers.

By the way, the public key of your account is not that important. It can be calculated from the private key.

Export Private Key and Retire MetaMask
Export Private Key and Retire MetaMask

Last update: 2018.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Ethereum

 Ethereum Blockchain

 Ethereum Mist Wallet

 geth - Go Ethereum

 Testnet - Ropsten network

 Private Ethereum Network

 64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network

 Private Network with Custom Genesis Block

 Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts

MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet

 What Is MetaMask

 Install MetaMask Extension for Chrome

 Setup MetaMask Extension for Chrome

 One Account for All Ethereum Networks

 Get Free Ether from faucet.ropsten.be

 Get Free Ether from faucet.metamask.io

 Connect MetaMask to Local "geth" Node

 Transfer Ether Fund to MetaMask Account

 Send Ether from MetaMask to Private Network Failed

 Private Network ID Must Match "chainId"

 Send Ether from MetaMask to Private Network

 Process MetaMask Transsfer Transaction

 Download and Read MetaMask State Logs

 View Account QR Code in MetaMask

Export Private Key and Retire MetaMask

 Import Private Key to "geth" Account

 Managing Ethereum Account

 ethereumfaucet.info - Mining Ether with Browser

 References

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