Are we all still mad at MetaMask for snooping on us?

Are we all still mad at MetaMask for snooping on us?


The cryptocurrency community has a tendency to fixate on a new issue every few weeks and then promptly forget about it. The limited attention span of this community misses the ultimate resolution of important issues. Over the Thanksgiving holiday in November 2022, ConsenSys released a disclosure about a privacy policy affecting MetaMask users that sent “Crypto Twitter” into a firestorm. My first reaction was also negative.

That’s what a sly fox would say isn’t it? pic.twitter.com/PfKMTiNHoR

— J.W. Verret, JD, CPA/CVA (@JWVerret) November 25, 2022

The MetaMask browser extension wallet uses a node called Infura. That node is owned by ConsenSys, the same company that develops MetaMask. The press release reminded users that Infura collects the internet protocol (IP) addresses and wallet addresses of users who connect their

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