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MetaMask removed from Apple App Store: All you need to know

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MetaMask’s temporary removal raises concerns in the crypto community, but BTC and ETH remain unfazed.

MetaMask removed from Apple App Store: All you need to know

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  • MetaMask was temporarily removed from the Apple App Store.
  • Market sentiment remained unfazed and blue chips did not see much volatility.

Apple’s temporary removal of the Ethereum [ETH] wallet, MetaMask, from the App Store on 14 October has raised concerns about its potential permanent exclusion from the platform.

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Trouble in paradise

MetaMask is a wallet used for various Web3 decentralized applications (dApps) and boasts over 30 million users globally. However, on the fateful day, the app mysteriously disappeared from the App Store, leaving Apple users unable to download it.

In response to the issue, MetaMask took to Twitter to reassure its user base, stating that the removal was not due to any malicious activity, and their team was actively working to resolve the situation.

They anticipated that MetaMask would be back on the App Store soon, emphasizing their commitment to quickly rectifying the problem and protecting users from counterfeit apps.

Soon after the event, MetaMask was able to resolve the issues.

This isn’t the first time that MetaMask has encountered challenges with major tech marketplaces. Back in December 2019, it was suspended from Google Play’s app store.

It had allegedly violated the platform’s financial services guidelines, particularly their prohibition of cryptocurrency mining on mobile devices.

Google promptly rejected MetaMask’s appeal to lift the suspension.

This situation is reminiscent of an incident last September involving Trust Wallet, another crypto wallet. Trust Wallet was inexplicably removed from the Apple App Store but was eventually reinstated.

State of blue chips

Such challenges faced by prominent wallets like MetaMask could adversely affect sentiment in the crypto sector and potentially hinder the onboarding of new users into the cryptocurrency space.

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But despite the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) surrounding the situation, it had minimal impact on the major cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum.

These blue-chip tokens maintained their stability and didn’t experience significant volatility as a result of the MetaMask incident.

Source: Santiment


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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