The Metamask extension, which serves as the standard web3 getaway to play blockchain games on your browser as well as access Ethereum dapps announce today the public beta of the mobile version! Developers will use the feedback from the community to further develop the product and release the main version of it this fall. Metamask counts more than 1.3 million users and recorded 1 million transactions in April 2019 alone.
To try MetaMask Mobile today, sign up at https://mobile.metamask.io
Rather than just another wallet, MetaMask Mobile is a bridge to the decentralized web, with a dapp-centric browsing experience, intuitive on-boarding, and features that sync with your desktop MetaMask accounts.
Sync Mobile With Browser Extension
Metamask allows you to sync your browser extension with the mobile version by scanning a QR code. A very useful tool if you are a hardcore gamer and you would like to play on the go. Metamask for mobile eliminates, in a way, the use of your existing dapp browsers, at least when it comes to Ethereum games and dapps.
Check this video below on how to sync extension with mobile.
Access & Send ERC- 721 Tokens
Send, receive and use your in-game assets on the go. Send an in-game asset to a friend of yours when you are out for a coffee. Just tell him to download the Metamask mobile and he will be a proud owner of his first blockchain asset! No need to be in front of a computer anymore!
Use InstaPay to send payments without Gas!
The new beta wallet features the InstaPay feature, a gasless payment system with the use of payment channels. While users can send gasless transactions within these channels, the withdraw and initial deposit are completed normally using gas. Check the video below for more information. The service is using Connext Networks DAI Card, a second layer infrastructure designed to make Ethereum scalable without changing the underlying code of the network.
This is an experimental opt-in feature, and you can enable it from Settings > Experimental > Payment Channels / InstaPay > View Wallet
- Buy Cryptocurrencies within the wallet.
- A well-guided tutorial for new users.
- Autodetect any new Ethereum tokens.
- ENS support.
- Improved transaction history.
- Export & Import private keys.
- QR Code scanner.
- Deeplinks with EIP-681 Support.
- EIP-681 Payment URLs.
- Simplified gas control interface.
- Send FIAT!
- Choose between Ethereum networks!
- Many more!
The Metamask team is serious when it comes to security, the new mobile version includes the following security features:
- Biometrics support — TouchID, FaceID and Passcode on iOS, Fingerprint / PIN on Android
- Privacy mode enabled by default- EIP-1102
- Seed phrase backup
- Export private key
- Incremental account security
- EIP-1193: concurrent standard and legacy support
- Support unprotected devices on iOS
- Phishing detection
Remember that the application is still in beta version, some things might now work correctly and a lot of improvements are going to be implemented. Give it a try today and jump over our community to let us know how was your experience.
George has a native interest in emerging technologies and he’s a strong advocate of decentralization. He is the founder and manager of egamers.io as well as an IT student.