MetaMask, a program extension for collaborating with the Ethereum network, was pulled from the Google Chrome Web Store, it reported in a tweet Wednesday, July 25. The application has since been listed once more, the organization confirmed in a post five hours later.
MetaMask is one of the most established and generally utilized decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum network, filling in as a significant gateway for the system’s clients.
According to MetaMask’s official Twitter account, the company is uncertain of the purposes behind Google Chrome’s choice to incidentally delist its expansion from the store:
“PSA: MetaMask has been delisted from the Chrome Web Store. We are unsure of why this is the case and we will update everyone as we get more information. All other browsers are unaffected.”
The company’s expressed that clients who already have the expansion introduced on their Chrome browsers “should be unaffected” for the time being, however, new payments would be inaccessible for quite a while.
While the application was delisted, Augur, an Ethereum-based prediction market protocols, tweeted a notice to its clients to not download the MetaMask expansion that was really present in Google Chrome’s store, as it was a phony, phishing application.
Following the application’s return in Chrome’s store, MetaMask asked its followers to stay tuned for a formal review of the event:
“PSA2: We are back on the chrome web store. Stay tuned for a formal retrospective from the team.”