How to Set Your Currency Settings to Bitcoin in Metamask

By Tako7 | Doing Crypto | 19 Jan 2021

I try to just Hodl, for the most part, any crypto that I come across. It helps keep me from loosing a bunch of coins in fees, and It keeps me from getting into any crappy projects that I won’t ever use.

One of my favorite alts is $Eth but as we all know $BTC is the King of Cryptos.

I have a little strategy that helps me not go crazy while hodling my eth and eth tokens.

And that strategy is valuing everything $BTC!

Pretty simple huh?

I think changing my settings in my mobile apps to show bitcoin as the main currency really helps me manage my emotions.


I don’t like seeing $USD in too many of my crypto apps. I’d go crazy looking at the app every 5 mins to see the price changes. I’d be chasing trades and getting dumped on. Dollars are just too much for my brain to handle looking at.

Changing my main currency to bitcoin took a little bit to get used to but it did give me a few advantages. It helps me not get to emotionally crazy when the prices are moving down or up. And it gives me more of a big picture view of what’s going on with hive in terms of crypto.

But enough yapping here’s how to set your main currency to bitcoin in Metamask!

Tap the 3 bars in the top left corner


Tap settings 


Select the general settings 


Select bitcoin from the drop down menu


And now your balance and other Erc-20 token values will show in bitcoin instead of US Dollars.

This is gonna help keep your hands strong! 💪🏾🙌🏾

Although I do wish I could independently change the fee amont and the token values to their own currencies. 

If I had it my way I’d view  my to balance in btc, my erc20 tokens in Eth, and my fees in usd.

that’s just me though...

I will say in the case of Ethereum this has been an interesting experience.

It’s nice to see eth on the run...


But something about watching me gain decimal places vs whole numbers is a lot easier in my mind, and I feel it keeps me from going crazy watching how fast the price is moving. 

And over all it’s helped me see the bigger picture. I’ve been realizing that Eth is the next big thing more and more...

May sound crazy but this is something that’s made my altcoin experience a lot smoother than it really should’ve been at times.

Just saying!

But what do you think?

Do you have any hacks that help you manage your crypto emotions?

Share in the comments!


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