I am new to blockchain technology and learning it, there are many terms of blockchain which confused me like geth client, meta mask, etherscan and myEtherWaller. I used geth it's a ethereum client to create a blockchain network.
- MyEtherWallet, MyCrypto etc. are wallet interfaces. They are the link between you and the blockchain. They don't store any sensitive information like private keys themselves.
- MetaMask is similar to a wallet interface, but it also provides decentralised applications (secure) access to your account.
- Geth, Parity, is software to run your own Ethereum node. By doing that, your pc or server becomes part of the network. Wallet interfaces like MyCrypto run their own Geth or Parity nodes to provide you access.
- Etherscan is a block explorer, it keeps track of everything that's happening on the blockchain and shows it in a human readable way.