Updated Oct 14, 2023 - Economy

Crypto wallet MetaMask removed from Apple's app store

Illustration of a pixelated coin sticking out of a pixelated wallet.

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

MetaMask is no longer available the Apple App Store, though the disappearance may only be temporary.

Why it matters: Metamask is the best known crypto wallet, designed primarily for the Ethereum blockchain but also serving many others.

  • It's reported to have over 30 million users.
  • It does not currently come up in response to a search for "MetaMask" in the store, but other such wallets do, such as Trust, Crypto.com, and Coinbase Wallet.

What they're saying: "We anticipate that MetaMask will be back on the App Store shortly, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this temporary unavailability may have caused," Elo Gimenez, a spokesperspon for Metamask, told Axios in an email.

  • She added that the removal is not related to malicious activity, and that existing users don't need to take any immediate action.
  • "If users come across any fake MetaMask apps on the App Store, we kindly ask them to report those immediately," she said.
  • Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.

Update: After a brief period of unavailability on the Apple App Store, the MetaMask crypto app is once again available. In a follow up, a spokesperson for the product ascribed the disappearance to an operational error on their end.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details.

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