Google play has reversed its ban on Ethereum browser extension MetaMask upon careful consideration. Google Play banned the app, saying that its policy does not allow mining on mobile phones, but MetaMask is not a mining app. The app is now back on the android app store.
“This experience has made us more resilient.”
MetaMask team tweeted that upon careful consideration, Google has permitted The MetaMask mobile app back on the Google Play (Android) store! Thanks to all the believers in an open web for speaking out in our support. The team also thanked its users for suggesting alternate distribution methods and added that this experience has made us more resilient, and as a community, we are stronger for enduring it.
Happy New Year! Upon careful consideration, Google has permitted The MetaMask mobile app back on the Google Play (Android) store! Thanks to all the believers in an open web for speaking out in our support! https://t.co/Z8KOCtvHq0
— MetaMask (@metamask_io) January 1, 2020
Demand for decentralized platforms increases.
Along with the Google Play store, YouTube also censored crypto-related content without any prior notification. YouTube took down several cryptocurrency-related videos before it started to reinstate. This censorship debacle has caused many to lose trust in the multi-billion dollar organizations responsible for people’s data. The demand for the decentralized platform among the crypto community has been increased after this incident.