Venezuelan users of crypto wallet MetaMask say they can no longer access it

Users of MetaMask based in Venezuela say they can no longer access the popular digital asset wallet. 

Messages about the issue began to crop up on social media on Wednesday, with numerous examples spreading as of late Thursday morning. The suspected culprit is the API for Infura, a blockchain node infrastructure network.  

A MetaMask support page, updated an hour before press time, states that "MetaMask and Infura are unavailable in certain jurisdictions due to legal compliance."

The page features a screenshot of an error message akin to the type being spread on social media. 

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