How to Cash Out with MetaMask: A Detailed Step-by-Step Tutorial

MetaMask has introduced a feature allowing users to quickly convert their crypto holdings into fiat currencies. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this “Sell” feature.

– Backup Your Wallet: Before you initiate any transactions, make sure you’ve backed up your MetaMask wallet. Write down your seed phrase and keep it in a secure location.

– Update MetaMask: Ensure you’re using the latest version of MetaMask, as new updates might include security patches and enhanced features.

Main Steps

1. Connect to MetaMask Portfolio

– Open MetaMask and log in using your credentials.

– Go to to access the Portfolio section.

2. Navigate to the “Sell” Option

– Find and click on the “Sell” tab in the Portfolio section.

3. Select Your Region

– Some regions might have restrictions, so select yours accurately to see the available options.

4. Token and Network Selection

– From the dropdown list, choose the cryptocurrency you want to sell (like ETH).

– Also, pick the correct network (e.g., Ethereum Mainnet).

5. Destination for Fiat Conversion 

– You’ll see options like bank accounts or PayPal. Choose based on where you’d like the fiat amount to be deposited.

6. Define the Amount

– Enter the cryptocurrency quantity you’re looking to convert.

7. Review Provider Quotes

– Providers will offer conversion rates. Check for the best rate and also the reliability of the provider.

8. Choose a Provider

– Click on the desired provider to move forward with them.

9. Provider Sign-Up and Account Linking

– The external provider may require additional details or account sign-up. Ensure your browser shows a secure connection when entering sensitive information.

10. Initiate the Transfer

– Start the crypto to fiat transfer by following the on-screen prompts.

11. Confirm Your Transaction

– Always double-check details. Once sure, approve the transaction in MetaMask.

12. Track Your Order

– Under the “Sell” tab, there’s an option to monitor transaction progress.

13. Understand the Fees

– Costs can vary based on the network’s congestion and the provider’s fee structure. It’s important to factor these in when selling.

Post-Transaction Steps

1. Transaction Confirmation: Once the transaction is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation. It’s a good practice to save this for records.

2. Fiat Account Check: After the said processing time, check your fiat account (bank/PayPal) to ensure the funds have been deposited.

3. Fee Reconciliation: Compare the fees deducted with the initial estimate to ensure there were no unexpected charges.

4. Feedback: Some providers might ask for feedback or a review. Sharing your experience helps them improve and informs others about the service quality.

Remember, while MetaMask offers this feature, always ensure you’re using it in a secure environment, free from malware and potential phishing threats.