The favored Ethereum pockets MetaMask left Apple’s App Store for no less than an hour on Oct. 14, in response to the challenge itself and third-party experiences.
MetaMask wrote on Twitter/X:
“FYI: We’re aware that MetaMask isn’t currently available for download on the App Store. This [is not] related to anything malicious and our team is working hard to resolve it ASAP.”
Later, MetaMask introduced that its crypto pockets was “as promised, back on the Apple App Store” and apologized for the inconvenience.
MetaMask nonetheless has not offered any particular causes for the takedown. In statements to a number of crypto information websites, a consultant from MetaMask proprietor Consensys acknowledged that the takedown was not associated to malicious exercise, a vulnerability, or the app’s performance. Additionally they inspired customers to report any pretend MetaMask apps.
Although a standing replace on Apple’s App Store mentioned that MetaMask builders took down the app, the retailer has guidelines that may have required the pockets to be eliminated till builders may display compliance. Apple’s App Store prohibits background processes reminiscent of crypto mining. It additionally has guidelines that forestall apps from gating content material and options behind crypto funds or providing in-app crypto purchases.
It needs to be famous that MetaMask lately added a brand new characteristic that permits customers to deposit funds by means of a Stripe on-ramp. Nonetheless, there is no indication that this addition precipitated the takedown, and the platform beforehand supplied many related fiat on-ramps.
App shops have strict crypto insurance policies
MetaMask has been delisted from different app shops in the previous. It was briefly faraway from Google’s Chrome Internet Store in July 2018. As soon as once more, no rationalization was offered. Nonetheless, the removing occurred simply earlier than a coverage change affecting mining apps, and a few speculated that the retailer focused crypto apps overbroadly.
MetaMask was then delisted on Google Play in December 2019. MetaMask mentioned that Google incorrectly claimed that the app had mining options in violation of its retailer coverage. In each circumstances, MetaMask was reinstated on the app retailer shortly after.
Different apps have had related troubles with Apple’s App Store. Coinbase Pockets and Trust Wallet have been each briefly unavailable in 2022 earlier than being reinstated. Uniswap additionally reported issue acquiring an inventory on Apple’s App Store earlier than April 2023.
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