Google Lifts Ban on Popular Ethereum Wallet MetaMask

02 January 2020, Thursday, 09:10 -
Google Lifts Ban on Popular Ethereum Wallet MetaMask

Last week, tech giant Google suspended MetaMask, a popular digital currency wallet and mobile browser that is backed by New York-based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum-focused development studio.

Google claimed that MetaMask violated its financial services policies which prohibit users from engaging in cryptocurrency mining through their mobile devices.

The MetaMask team now reveals that Google has lifted the ban. The crypto wallet service provider tweeted the announcement on Wednesday after having contested Google’s takedown on the grounds that its service does not offer crypto mining.

“Upon careful consideration, Google has permitted the MetaMask mobile app back on the Google Play (Android) store!”

MetaMask’s development team adds,

“This means we are now listed in all the major places we try to publish.”

Google has been ensnared in clashes with several crypto content creators over the past 30 days, with YouTube users alleging that the powerhouse was instigating a major crypto crackdown.

In December of 2019, Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube deleted hundreds of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related videos. The move was widely condemned as censorship, with CNBC’s Crypto Trader Ran NeuNer calling YouTube’s actions against educational and informative content on cryptocurrencies a massive blow to the industry.

On December 27th, YouTube reinstated most of the content, characterizing the takedowns as a pilot error.

It issued the following statement to crypto content creators,

“Hey there, this was an error on our side during the review process – your video should be reinstated and strikes resolved. Let us know if you’re seeing otherwise!”

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