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Popular web extension MetaMask blacklists ETH333, calling it an “active scam”

Despite ETH333’s apparent rank as the number one DApp for Ethereum, MetaMask has banned the app from its extension owing to suspicious acivitity.

Written by Becky Leighton Published on

MetaMask has labelled 333Eth a scam and blocked the app on the extension.

According to a report by The Next Web, MetaMask, a cryptocurrency wallet service and Ethereum decentralized app (DApp) extension has blacklisted 333Eth, which stands as the most popular DApp for Ethereum at the time of writing.

MetaMask has banned the DApp, despite its “number one rank” on DAppRadar, calling it “an active scam”. The platform addressed the issue in a tweet, calling out the fact that it was not truly the most popular app:

When users attempt to reach the DApp’s website through MetaMask, they are faced with a message which points to a potential security compromise.

333ETH claims to provide a “security of contributions and life-long payments guaranteed by the Ethereum blockchain.” Despite the claim, however, the web platform thinks differently.

Users have questioned the decision by MetaMask, saying that it could be a monopoly on web browser of Ethereum activity to promote censorship, the company responded:

We have no intention of promoting censorship, just keeping users safe. We’ll re-ignite this discussion within the team.”

Cryptocurrency users are often advised to proceed with caution when it comes to investing and crypto-activity. In England, for example, the Financial Conduct Authority released a warning against crypto-scams. Richard Branson has also advised that users are aware of schemes that might be malicious and want to plunder investors funds.

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Internet writer looking to find the right piece. Also presents things on radio and happens to be a chip off the old blockchain. @BeckyRLeighton

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