Soon we will allow signup via Facebook, Twitter or Google account.
These methods will be less secure than MetaMask, but the choice is yours. Your Carbon account would only be as secure as your Facebook account is, if you are connecting with Facebook, for example.
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, or Trust wallet with DApp browser enabled. For a tutorial on setting up MetaMask, see here.
- Visit crbn.social 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 created. You can now edit your profile to change your display name, profile pic and bio. Profile pics require an image URL and we recommend using Imgur.com for now. You can edit your profile in the Settings page. After that, you should browse some groups and start following other users.
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.
For more information on privacy please see our Privacy & Terms.
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. Alternatively, Trust wallet DApp browser also works.
Carbon should be used on desktop where possible, for a better experience.
In future, users who sign up with Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts will be able to access Carbon in any mobile browser.
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.
Alternative signup methods such as Facebook, Twitter or Google account connection, will also not ask you for personal details, however some may import automatically from those platforms as part of the authorisation method. It is the users responsibility to maintain the security of their connected account. MetaMask signup method is our suggested method for the best security and privacy.
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 to create your account. However, to help ensure real humans are creating accounts, you will need to have at least 1 genuine previous transaction in that wallet before creating a Carbon account.
Right now we are only offering MetaMask or similar signup methods. Brave Browser on desktop also works, and Trust Wallet mobile app works so long as the DApp browser is enabled.
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.
Just make sure you sign up with a wallet that you are ok to use with Carbon long term, because the wallet cannot be changed (it is your account).