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Monthly updates from the MetaMask Team

MetaMask Website looking foxier then ever!

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Have you ever tried to explain to a Crypto newcomer the benefits and value of Blockchain and don’t know where to start? Check out our new website, making it simple and clear on how to get started! Enabling DApps and managing Crypto assets securely. Here →MetaMask.io

MetaMask At ETHDenver

This year while attending ETHDenver MetaMask Developer Erik Marks presented a tutorial on how to build a SNAP. We then sponsored a bounty where the best SNAP would receive a $1000 prize!

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MetaMask Developer Erik Marks giving a workshop on how to build a SNAP

1st place Snaps bounty winner at ETHDenver

The folks who brought us OpenRPC decided to turn their tool on Snaps, and created a super cool documentation and testing tool that we expect will be helpful to countless Snaps devs in the future. Snaps primarily communicate with the outside world using developer-defined RPC methods. These will almost necessarily be non-standard, and if you want dapps to use them, you’ll have to document those methods. The Snaps OpenRPC Generator makes this super easy, and creates a playground for testing out the RPC methods you define! …


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Monthly updates from the MetaMask Team

We are looking for Senior Mobile Developer!

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Do you have….

  • A track record of great mobile app development.
  • Familiarity with the Ethereum blockchain, and Decentralized Applications.
  • Strong JavaScript experience.
  • Experience with React Native.

If the answer is yes then we want you to to join our team!
How? Apply Here!!!

MetaMasks MetaTransaction Challenge

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This month we announced The Generalized MetaTransaction Contest for the Gitcoin Take Back The Web Hackathon. The purpose was to enable the best possible user experience for building and interacting with decentralized applications. If you didn’t hear about it we gave some context of what we were looking for Here. After all said and done we couldn’t be happier with the results. This hackathon absolutely exceeded our expectations, and has really forced us to rethink what contests can achieve in this space. …


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Starting on December 3rd, 2019 we started rolling out MetaMask version 7.7.0 on the extension. We normally release to a small set of users to first to test the waters and in this case 20% of Chrome users received the update when we were notified of a behavior that was confusing many users.

This change had to do with a MetaMask feature we first described in August as EIP 2255: Web3 Wallet Permissions. …


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Monthly updates from the MetaMask Team

Web3 Permissions Rolling Out: Sites Now Remember What Account You Connected With

Since the beginning of web3 browsers, there have been issues where there were privacy implications with logging into a site that were not obviously apparent.

Last year we began tackling these issues with EIP 1102 privacy-mode, which means only sites you’ve “Connected” to are able to see your current account, but this still left a problem open, where every site you connected to could see any account you “selected” within MetaMask
As of Version 7.7.0, MetaMask is finally closing this long standing issue with the first release of our web3 permissions system.

First specified in August via EIP 2255, our login permissions system provides a framework for MetaMask to associate a set of permissions with each site you connect to. The first implication is that you will now stay logged into each site with the account you sign into it with, but over time we are building this system to make more and more things possible when signing into sites with MetaMask. …


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Monthly updates from the MetaMask Team

This month was an action packed month for MetaMask! The team had the pleasure of speaking at DevCon 5 in Osaka Japan. Here we shared some exciting announcements, and shed light on the direction we believe the future of web3 is headed.

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The MetaMask Team at Devcon 5

Snaps: The Metamask Plugin System.

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At this talk Dan and Erik presented our new MetaMask Snaps plugin system! …


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Monthly updates from the MetaMask Team

Introducing Web3 Permissions

We believe the blockchain ecosystem needs to fix its consent experience once and for all. The days of repeated confirmations to complete simple tasks in an application are officially numbered. Read our recent detailed article Here.

In short we’ve implemented a new permissions framework for use with a branch of MetaMask that works with a sample dapp using our new permissions API. The prototype we share here is roughly equivalent to a pre-authenticated version of OCAP-LD. It looks something like this:

We have built this permissions system so that new restricted methods can be added easily. In other words, securely extending the useful API surface of MetaMask becomes about as simple as writing the method and a clear description of it. …


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MetaMask Mobile Beta App is now available!

On July 22 we released the Beta of MetaMask Mobile and the community went wild! With just under 10,000 signups in the first week and all the positive sentiments received, the past 9 months of work from our team felt like a huge payoff. You can read about all the included features → HERE.

If you haven’t received a link to download the app you can find the links for iOS and Android → HERE

This is just a beta version of the app, and we need your feedback to improve! So please use the ‘Send Feedback’ button from within the app to send us any bug reports or general feedback and feature requests — we are actively listening to your needs and you can expect improvement updates in the app frequently. …


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This is an exciting day for us all! We told you all last year at Devcon 4 (About 9 months ago) that we wanted to build a MetaMask Mobile application, and today we’re ready to launch the app in a Public Beta version. Over the next couple months, we’ll use this Beta to gather feedback from the community before our V1 launch this fall.

To try MetaMask Mobile today, go to MetaMask.app.link on your device!

Rather than just another wallet, MetaMask Mobile is a bridge to the decentralized web, with a dapp-centric browsing experience, intuitive on-boarding, and features that sync with your desktop MetaMask accounts. …


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MetaMask Mobile

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MetaMask is finally coming to mobile! Last October at Devcon we announced that we were building a Mobile Application. After months of heads down work from our mobile team we are looking forward to releasing the Public Beta to Android & iOS on July 22!

Sign up Here!!!

Rather than just another wallet, MetaMask Mobile is a bridge to the decentralized web, with a dapp-centric browsing experience, intuitive on-boarding, and features that sync with your desktop MetaMask accounts.

Since MetaMask mobile is now compatible with open protocols like WalletConnect you can connect to Dapps on devices where you don’t have the extension installed on. …


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New Privacy Mode UI

This security feature that was enabled by default a few months ago required websites to ask user to see their Ethereum accounts. Our design team has been cooking up some rather sleek designs on this new improvement. We are proud to keep users safe, informed, and in control at all times.

When interacting with sites that don’t use privacy mode correctly, we’re looking to make it easier to log in, without having to turn off privacy mode across the entire app

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About

Jason Lee

Advocate for Blockchain Tech. BizDev and Community at @metamask_io and @ConsenSys

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