(Bloomberg) — While the Ethereum blockchain has exploded into a $53 billion market, its promise of allowing greater user privacy and control on the World Wide Web has been slower to materialize. That could begin to change this week as a mobile version of the MetaMask wallet is made public through the app stores owned by Apple Inc. and Google.
A coin representing Ethereum cryptocurrency sits reflected on a polished surface and photographed against a computer circuit board in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Cryptocurrencies tracked by Coinmarketcap.com have lost more than $500 billion of market value since early January as governments clamped down, credit-card issuers halted purchases and investors grew increasingly concerned that last year’s meteoric rise in digital assets was unjustified.
MetaMask, founded in 2016, has so far been a browser extension that allows people to connect their cryptocurrency wallets
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