Ethereum wallet service MetaMask Mobile App now available on Android and iOS
September 3, 2020, 2:02PM EDT
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Crypto wallet service and Web3 browser MetaMask's mobile app is now available on Android and iOS.
The MetaMask Mobile app aims to streamline the process of exploring blockchain-based applications without compromising user security by providing users with a key vault, secure login, and token wallet.
Founded in 2016, the company now makes it feasible for users in 34 countries to buy ETH directly through Apple Pay, debit cards, or other payment methods on the MetaMask Mobile platform, per the report.
“It’s critical that our ecosystem continues thinking ‘mobile-first’ and prioritizes UX and dApp discoverability, while not sacrificing on the security and control users of Web3 applications expect. What smartphones have done for Web2, we believe MetaMask Mobile will do forWeb3,” said Joseph Lubin, the founder of Ethereum-focused ConsenSys.
In July 2019, the company launched a MetaMask Mobile App in a public beta version to get feedback from users before its V1 launch in December 2019.
However, as The Block reported, MetaMask's Android client was suspended from the Google app store in December 2019. The tech giant sought to exclude all mobile-based crypto mining apps from its platform, even though MetaMask, as an Ethereum app browser, does not allow mining.
Update: The iOS app version of MetaMask is now available.