The New York-based blockchain software company behind MetaMask, Consensys, faces criticism for collecting users’ wallet and IP addresses via its blockchain infrastructure service Infura.
Metamask founder Dan Finlay tweeted in response to the outrage “I think we can get this fixed soon. We are not using IP addresses even if they are being temporarily stored, which they don’t need to be, as we’re not using them for anything.”
ConsenSys cautioned that users should be aware their data will be subject to whatever information collection is performed by the third-party RPC provider they are using.
The community is not at all happy with this revelation by ConsenSys which puts their privacy at stake. The recent FTX crash has already done so much irreparable damage to the industry and with multiple firms blatantly reporting that they are collecting user data, it weakens the trust system even more.