Here are the simple steps to creating you Carbon account and choosing your username:
- Install MetaMask browser extension or mobile app, and follow the prompts to create and connect a wallet that you wish to use for Carbon. You can also use Brave Browser with a connected wallet, as an alternative. For a tutorial on setting up MetaMask, see here.
- Visit app.crbn.io and Carbon will detect if you already have an account or not. Assuming you don’t it will ask you to choose an available username and click “Create Account”.
- MetaMask should popup and ask you to sign to prove ownership of the account. Click “sign”.
- You’re all done! Your Carbon account has been creating and your username is claimed. You can now edit your profile to change your display name, profile pic and bio. Profile pics require an image URL.
Carbon Beta will launch on March 31st. For now, you are creating your Carbon account in readiness, and to claim your username before anyone else does.
When Beta is released, you’ll instantly be able to use Carbon and already be signed up.
We strongly recommend you use MetaMask on a desktop browser. The MetaMask mobile app can be very buggy, but the browser extension on desktop works very well. You could also try using Brave Browser and their wallet.
We have reserved popular usernames for influencers, brands, companies and other platforms with the intention of offering them to their rightful owners. For example, we’ve reserved the username “Binance” for the real Binance company to claim. If you believe we have reserved your rightful username, please contact us for verification. It would be easiest if you were already verified with the same username on Twitter or other platforms.
Yes, any browser or device that has MetaMask installed can access your Carbon account. Simply connect to the wallet associated with your account, and then visit the Carbon app and you will be asked to sign, to login.
You can also “sign out” of active sessions, which will force those sessions to have to sign again to continue.
You social posts are public, as are your followers and following lists. Anything that would be publicly accessible on Twitter or other similar platforms, would also be on Carbon. Your username, display name, bio and profile pic are all public. Your points and rankings are also public.
Private data is private. The important stuff. DMs are encrypted, and also stored decentralised if you choose.
Your contact lists are also private.
Given the nature of a public blockchain such as Ethereum, it would be possible for a user to discover your wallet address, which is why we recommend creating a fresh wallet for your Carbon account.
Yes, but you will need to have the MetaMask mobile app installed and connected first. You will then access Carbon from within the MetaMask mobile browser.
Carbon should be used on desktop where possible, for a better experience.
No. Carbon doesn’t require your name, phone, email or any other identifiable data to create your account. You simply install MetaMask, create a fresh wallet, and then your Carbon account is linked to that wallet, and you sign a MetaMask transaction to prove ownership and to login. You can choose your username and display name for your account, so you can remain as anonymous as you wish.
No. Your wallet which you will link to your Carbon account, does not need to hold any ETH. There is no gas required to create an account. MetaMask signing is required to prove ownership of your account, but it doesn’t require a transaction on the Ethereum network.
For now, yes. You can get MetaMask from http://metamask.io
It’s free, and you’ll use it to sign in to your Carbon account and perform secure tasks within it. For Carbon, MetaMask signing replaces traditional username and password login, and offers improved security.