Google Bans Ethereum Browser Extension MetaMask


January 2, 2020 10:06 pm

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Metamask, Ethereum browser extension and wallet service provider have been banned by Google for a short period.

The MetaMask team In a tweet tweeted:

“Upon careful consideration, Google has permitted The MetaMask mobile app back on the Google Play (Android) store! Thanks to all the believers in an open web for speaking out in our support!”

MetaMask is a browser extension for Google Chrome which includes a built-in crypto wallet that enables us to run Ethereum-based decentralized applications, or dApps, without needing to operate a full Ethereum node.

Google’s ban comes just a week after it had suspended the MetaMask Android client on the Google Play App Store, reportedly citing its policy against apps that mine cryptocurrency on mobile devices (which notably doesn’t pertain to MetaMask). 

MetaMask had tweeted news of the ban adding that its appeal had been rejected by Google Play.

MetaMask thanked its users for having suggested alternative distribution methods during the Google blacklisting, saying that the “experience has made us more resilient, and as a community, we are stronger for enduring it.”

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