Watch Out: This Ethereum App On Google Chrome Is Malicious
While blockchains themselves are hard to hack and penetrate due to their decentralized nature, applications interacting with, say, Bitcoin and Ethereum are susceptible to hacks and other technical mishaps.
(Notably, there have been no reports of users of the wallet seeing their Ethereum or other crypto funds stolen so far. This may stem from the fact that Shitcoin Wallet seemingly has few users compared to, say, MetaMask or MyCrypto.)
This news comes shortly after other Ethereum wallets have run into a number of issues.
It began last week when MetaMask, the leading Ethereum wallet and decentralized app browser, claimed that its Android iteration was blocked from being downloaded on the Google Play Store. The massive tech giant cited MetaMask’s purported violation of Google financial services policies, which includes a clause blocking applications from enabling cryptocurrency mining on mobile devices.
In the last week, the MetaMask Android client was suspended by the Google Play App Store @googleplaydev. They cited their policy that bans mining on mobile, which we don't. Appeal rejected. #ProtectWeb3.https://t.co/rfP4EbOAqv!?zippy_activeEl=cryptocurrencies%23cryptocurrencies
Following this news regarding MetaMask, long-time Bitcoin and crypto entrepreneur Brian Armstrong, currently the chief executive of Coinbase, took to Reddit saying that not only Google, but “Apple [also] seems to be eliminating the usage of Dapps from the App Store.” He thus concluded that Coinbase Wallet, the firm’s Ethereum interface, may soon remove decentralized application functionality.
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