Accidental MetaMask Ban from Google Chrome Highlights Wallet Security Issues

A couple of days ago the popular wallet and in-browser Ethereum gateway MetaMask was accidentally removed from Google’s Chrome store. The incident left users being re-directed to an imposter version of the software. Luckily, the Ethereum community was quick in detecting the problem and the situation was resolved within six hours.

However, this was just another in a series of incidents highlighting the fact that wallet security and private key management is a weak link in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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