Metamask Hints Bitcoin Support with “Metamask Snaps”
Metamask is only known to support Ethereum and now Binance Smart Chain tokens. However, there are indications that the wallet can now be used to manage Bitcoin. In an update posted on Twitter on 14 April, the team announced that users can now manage their Bitcoin within the wallet.
“Have you ever wished you could manage your Bitcoin within MetaMask? MetaMask Snaps can enable this and so much more. Here’s a taste, with this BitcoinSnap in action on our developer build,” the team wrote on Metamask verified Twitter handle with a link to a demo video of using Bitcoin Snaps.
Have you ever wished you could manage your Bitcoin within MetaMask? 👀
🦊 MetaMask Snaps can enable this, and so much more.
Here's a taste, with this BitcoinSnap in action on our developer build: https://t.co/Iql4g6MgNZ
— MetaMask 🦊💙 (@MetaMask) April 14, 2022
This is made possible with a feature known as Metamask Snaps. With Metamask Snaps, developers can build more capabilities into the wallet, making it support more networks, features, and security tools, opening the door to limitless possibilities.
According to Metamask:
“A “snap” is a program that we run in an isolated environment that can customize the wallet experience. For example, a snap can add new APIs to MetaMask, add support for different blockchain protocols, or modify existing functionality using internal APIs. Snaps is a new way to create web3 end-user experiences, by modifying MetaMask in ways that were impossible before.”
Learn how to use Metamask Snaps
Suppose you are attending the “Devconnect” event next week. In that case, you can learn how to use Metamask Snaps yourself to manage Bitcoin and add other functionalities to your Metamask wallet. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a high-tech developer to be able to do this.
The Metamask team will be holding a workshop at the event, and you can join to learn this incredibly important skill to do more with your wallet.
Meanwhile, the community of Metamask users has been looking forward to when the team will create its token and airdrop identical to the community. While the team says it cannot rule that out, it also says that it will not be happening anytime soon.
Metamask also published a guide on How to Get Started.