Home Ethereum Metamask re-listed on Google Play Store after ban

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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Staking: these are the 5 preferred cryptos for passive profits

Staking has been called in various ways, some accurate, others not so much. This has also happened with PoS,...

United Kingdom forces to block cryptocurrency advertising

The advertisements of the company Luno will be withdrawn from the United Kingdom after the resolution that obliges them to do so...

Cryptocurrencies find some relief after their crash

Cryptocurrencies find some support for a bounce after one of the toughest weeks for investors. Although last Thursday we...

China Strikes Cryptocurrencies Again, Bitcoin Slumps Again

The highest level of government in China has proposed new measures to regulate mining in the country. The proposal has been received...

Bitcoin on the Playstation? Sony’s patent finally accepted

On May 17, 2021, the publication of a patent by Sony Interactive Entertainment mentioning Bitcoin was greeted with great fanfare by the...