MetaMask is the most downloaded Ethereum browser extention and a great way to store cryptocurrency. During Ethereum’s annual Devcon conference on October 31st, MetaMask revealed a mobile app version by Joseph Lubin, CEO of ConsenSys. ConsenSys is a blockchain software firm based in New York and it’s been working on MetaMask since 2016. Lubin was more than thrilled to announce the mobile version as he tweeted:
“Everyone’s favourite Ethereum browser extension is coming to your phone. Team is focusing on not being “just a wallet,” but a portal to the world of all things blockchain”
MetaMask is coming to mobile
MetaMask has more than 1 million downloads on the Google Chrome Web Store. At the moment it allows users to run decentralized applications (DApps) on their browser. In addition to the DApps, the extension also functions as a web-based, non-custodial wallet for Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. It is one of the best options for storing ERC-20.
Devcon4 didn’t stop with the surprises with MetaMask’s mobile version. Fabian Vogelsteller is an Ethereum developer who co-authored the ERC-20 token standard. He introduced a new and exciting model for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The model was called a “reversible ICO” and its aim is to increase investor’s protection against scams and attacks.
While MetaMask’s announcement got a lot of crypto enthusiasts and developers excited, Vitalik Buterin made an announcement in the same day. The co-founder of Ethereum unveiled the road map for the long awaited Ethereum 2.0 or as more and more people refer to it: Serenity. What a peaked everybody’s curiosity was that Buterin was keen on dodging questions related to the technical aspects. That’s understandable given that Serenity promises to provide very revolutionary aspects.
Buterin also got people excited when he said that Serenity’s release is “really not so far away.” Of course this can be taken with a grain of salt, because unexpected market developments might cause even the most solid projects to reschedule. You can read more in the article below.
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