Google has suspended MetaMask’s Android client from its app store, according to the firm. Through its Twitter account, MetaMask stated that its Android client was suspended “in the last week” with Google citing its policy of banning mobile mining apps from its app store.
MetaMask, as an Ethereum application browser, however, does not offer mining activities. After its suspension, MetaMask filed for an appeal which was rejected by Google. “It’s unclear whether the reviewer doesn’t understand the policy, or whether they are enforcing an unwritten policy,” MetaMask states.
MetaMask has an estimated 264,000 monthly active users. However, in February, it was reported that there were multiple fake MetaMask apps hiding malware found on the Google Play store. These apps could have been used to retrieve a victim’s crypto-related credentials.