Apple Unexpectedly Pulls MetaMask Wallet from App Store – What’s Going On? The popular Ethereum wallet MetaMask was temporarily removed from Apple’s App Store on Saturday but has already been reinstated there. “FYI: We’re aware that MetaMask isn’t currently available for download on the App Store,” The company noted in a post on X (previously Twitter). Which was once Twitter. “This is not related to anything malicious. And our team is working hard to resolve it ASAP.” The MetaMask wallet. Which boasts a user base of over 30 million people all over the world, is a vital tool for accessing the numerous decentralized applications (DApps) that are available on the Web3 ecosystem.
The wallet supplier further reassured users that there is no cause for fear in terms of security and that there is no “action required on the part of users,” adding that it is also unrelated to the app’s functionality. “We anticipate that MetaMask will be back on the App Store shortly,” the announcement stated. This is not the first time MetaMask has faced difficulties from app markets that considerable technology companies control.
MetaMask was removed from Google’s Play Store in December 2019, with the company citing a violation of financial services guidelines as the reason for the removal. The company’s policy prohibits cryptocurrency mining on mobile devices.
Google rejected MetaMask’s appeal but continued to enforce the restriction.
Apple’s 30% Revenue Cut Poses a Challenge to Crypto Apps.
In their efforts to make their services available to iOS users. Cryptocurrency companies, such as those that facilitate. The purchase of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Have encountered this obstacle. According to recent reports, Apple has pulled Damus. A social media software that supports Bitcoin. From the software Store because the app violated Apple’s terms of service.
The application has a tipping feature that allows content creators to collect tips in Bitcoins via the Lightning Network. This feature breached Apple’s guidelines since it forbids developers from selling additional in-app content unless the transactions went through Apple, in which case the tech giant takes a 30% cut of the revenue generated by the developer.