MetaMask and Blockaid collaborate to introduce native security alerts in wallet extension

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  • MetaMask is partnering with security firm Blockaid to add native security alerts to its browser extension.

Web3 wallet MetaMask has partnered with security firm Blockaid to introduce native security alerts within its browser extension.

This collaboration positions MetaMask as one of the first self-custody web3 wallets to include integrated security alerts. The feature aims to proactively prevent malicious transactions and protect users from scams, phishing attempts and hacks, claiming to do it without compromising user privacy.

MetaMask and Blockaid anticipate that the privacy-focused security alerts will help safeguard crypto assets from theft.

The official launch is scheduled to start from November, and desktop users can opt into the feature through MetaMask's experimental settings. This follows a previous collaboration between MetaMask and Blockaid in April 2023, when the two entities jointly launched Opensea security alerts as an opt-in experimental feature.


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Monthly active users

MetaMask has more than 20 million monthly active users, making it the most popular crypto wallet in the world.

Blockaid, a security startup founded by two former members of the Israeli military's cyber intelligence unit, recently emerged from stealth mode with $33 million in funding.

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Vishal Chawla is The Block’s crypto ecosystems editor and has spent over six years covering tech protocols, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Vishal likes to delve deep into blockchain intricacies to ensure readers are well-informed about the continuously evolving crypto landscape. He is also a staunch advocate for rigorous security practices in the space. Before joining The Block, Vishal held positions at IDG ComputerWorld, CIO, and Crypto Briefing. He can be reached on Twitter at @vishal4c and via email at [email protected]


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