ConsenSys reveals it collects IP addresses of MetaMask users
- MetaMask users will have their IP address and Ethereum wallet information collected.
- ConsenSys is a leading software solutions provider for Ethereum.
- According to ConsenSys, the policy update has nothing to do with regulatory pressure.
ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum software developer, has revealed it collects user data from customers of its crypto wallet MetaMask.
While Infura is the default RPC provider on MetaMask, ConsenSys says users can use their own node or opt for third party RPC providers. In this case, crypto users unhappy with the MetaMask move could look to platforms like Ankr and Alchemy.
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“The updates to the policy do not result in more intrusive data collection or data processing, and were not made in response to any regulatory changes or inquiries. Our policy has always stated that certain information is automatically collected about how users use our Sites, and that this information may include IP addresses.”