Popular Ethereum (ETH) browser wallet MetaMask has launched a mobile application for both iOS and Android.
MetaMask, which was developed and released by ConsenSys, has exclusively been a Chrome and Firefox extension since launching in 2016. It has been downloaded more than four million times.
ConsenSys describes MetaMask Mobile as “simplifying” the process to begin using decentralized ‘Web3’ applications. Users in 34 countries can purchase Ether directly in the mobile app using debit cards, Apple Pay, and other local payment methods. Dan Finlay, MetaMask founder said:
ConsenSys launched the beta version of MetaMask Mobile in late 2019, quickly attracting an oversubscribed user base of 135,000.
The mobile application features a built-in web browser designed to bolster the security of Web3 users, allowing passwords and keys to be generated directly on a user’s device rather than over the internet.
ConsenSys founder and Ethereum co-creator Joseph Lubin, said:
“What smartphones have done for Web2, we believe MetaMask Mobile will do for Web3.