Google randomly removed MetaMask?
What is MetaMask?
As per their about page:
MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. It allows you to run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node.
MetaMask includes a secure identity vault, providing a user interface to manage your identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions.
Our mission is to make Ethereum as easy to use for as many people as possible.
They also tweeted this:
PSA: MetaMask has been delisted from the Chrome Web Store. We are unsure of why this is the case and we will update everyone as we get more information. All other browsers are unaffected.
Many users of cryptocurrency utilize MetaMask daily for it’s tools. It is very interesting Google would do this without any warning to the public or MetaMask employees. We are sure this will be resolved really soon, but there are concerns out there about MetaMask’s security and it having centralized points in it’s system. Maybe Google knows something the public does not? One thing that is nice is if you have the app already installed, you can still continue to use it. Some people are suggesting users to switch to other browsers like Firefox or Brave.
Here is a guide to install the extension manually for Chrome: https://consensys.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004134152-How-to-Install-MetaMask-Manually
Enjoy your evening.