MetaMask has revamped and therefore launched on iOS and Android with the integration of Apple Pay.
The mobile application went through a lengthy beta testing period. The MetaMask wallet is a browser extension cryptocurrency wallet that supports Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. The MetaMask extension makes it simple to link with a decentralized app (dApp) on website.
While the wallet has been widely adopted over the years, the mobile version of the wallet was not in existence until now.
The availability of MetaMask mobile on both iOS and Android was announced by ConsenSys on Wednesday.
The mobile app is distinct from the desktop version of MetaMask since it is not a browser extension.
The launched MetaMask mobile is a crypto wallet and can connect with different dApps. Already, the wallet supports a list of applications.
The newly launched wallet makes moving from desktop to mobile easy as it can be done by generating a QR code on the desktop MetaMask and then scanning it with the phone.
Just scanning syncs the desktop extension transaction history to the mobile MetaMask wallet that has been newly launched.
With the newly launched mobile wallet, users can buy Ethereum cryptocurrency using Apple Pay, debit cards, and some other payment means based on the region or location of the user.
Also, the mobile wallet gives anyone willing to link a DeFi (decentralized finance) applications the room to purchase Ether using the MetaMask instantly.
Also, the wallet boasts of secure login, key vaults, and now, it can also generate passwords and keys for dApps.
While the MetaMask desktop supports Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets, the mobile wallet does not.
The MetaMask mobile has been undergoing diverse development before now. The beta version saw over 135,000 users since in 2019, with over 4 million desktop extensions downloads.
MetaMask recently said it was going to commercialize its code for platforms with over 10,000 monthly active users.
The wallet, in a press release, says anyone making use of its codebase has to officially sign a commercial agreement with the firm.