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ConsenSys Says It Collects IP Addresses of MetaMask Users via Infura

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Ethereum-focused software company ConsenSys collects IP addresses and wallet address information of those who access Ethereum wallet MetaMask via the blockchain infrastructure service Infura. That's according to its updated privacy policy.

ConsenSys owns both MetaMask and Infura. Infura runs blockchain nodes on behalf of wallets and individuals. When someone makes a blockchain transaction via their MetaMask wallet, it defaults to Infura, which broadcasts the transaction to the Ethereum blockchain. MetaMask connects to Infura through what's called a remote call procedure service (RPC).

(By Vishal Chawla)

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