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Metamask re-listed on Google Play Store after ban


MetaMask, a major Etherum browser extension and wallet service provider announced through Twitter on Wednesday that Google has now reversed its ban on the browser add-on.

MetaMask’s team in a tweet said that the mobile app is back on Google Play (Android) store and thanked believers for their support for the time while the app was still on the ban.

The tweed read, 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!”

Towards the end of 2019, MetaMask announced its ban on Google Play via a tweet and stated that Google cited its policy that bans mining on mobile.

MetaMask stated further that their app doesn’t allow mining on mobile and they already appealed the ban and was rejected.

Twitter feud between MetaMask and Google Play

The Etherum browser extension and wallet service provider used Twitter as a medium to reach out to Google to not only update users of their app; they used it also in venting their anger to Google Play.

MetaMask said in a tweet that this isn’t the first time Google blocked their crypto wallet as their community protest made Google re-list them.

Furthermore, they sighted that Google had before then placed a sudden ban on many crypto YouTube accounts saying google may be testing crypto community resolve.

The wallet service provider further asked Google to speak out as the ban was sudden and unexplained.

Google responded stating that the issue is being addressed as the relevant team have been contacted for further investigation.

Google loopholes revealed

Reports have it that Google mistook MetaMask for a mining app; however, the app is a browser extension for Google Chrome that includes a built-in crypto wallet.

MetaMask enables inbuilt wallet run Ethereum-based decentralized applications, or dApps, without needing to operate a full Ethereum node.

Google lifted the ban a week after the suspension on its Google Play App Store.

Google reportedly cited its policy against apps that mine cryptocurrency on mobile devices which notably doesn’t pertain to MetaMask.

Muhaimin Olowoporoku
Muhaimin is a journalist and a crypto enthusiast. He believes in the Africa project and sees blockchain technology as a possible solution alongside developmental journalism

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