POWERFUL! Consensys launches MetaMask for Nigerians

POWERFUL! Consensys launches MetaMask for Nigerians


Consensys, a leading blockchain and web3 software company has announced the launch of the first iteration of MetaMask Snaps to the public in Nigeria.

MetaMask Snaps, according to a statement from the company, will revolutionise the way users interact with MetaMask, the world’s leading self-custody web3 platform, offering them unprecedented control and customisation.

The company said:”Snaps are new features and functionality, created by third-party developers, that MetaMask users worldwide can install directly into their wallet. Previously, MetaMask features were exclusively developed by MetaMask developers employed by Consensys.”

The initial rollout will include 34 Snaps, one of which was created by a Nigerian builder, that provides utility around transaction insights, interoperability with non-EVM blockchains like Bitcoin, and notifications.

As the initial phase of realizing this vision, MetaMask Snaps will launch with a total of 34 Snaps. These first unlock unique use cases that include transaction insights which  will enhance users’ web3 journey with clearer transaction insights, empowering them to identify potential security concerns and malicious smart contracts before finalizing a transaction.

“MetaMask Snaps broadens web3 usage to encompass non-EVM blockchains such as Bitcoin, Solana, Cosmos, Filecoin, and EVM Layer 2 solutions like StarkNet and keeps users informed and engaged with dapp-specific notifications directly in MetaMask, ensuring you never miss an essential update or event,” the company explained.

“Snaps’ system at the heart of the wallet invites the community to provide solutions to the hardest problems, fostering a new paradigm of distributed computing. Lowering the barrier and cost of trying new things can accelerate the process of finding good answers to hard problems, not just accelerating technology for its own sake.,” said Dan Finlay, Co-founder of MetaMask.

Christian Montoya, Product Lead for MetaMask Snaps emphasized: “We are building MetaMask Snaps as an open platform for innovation and we do not charge developers for publishing Snaps to this platform. We believe that permissionless innovation is a cornerstone of a decentralized system-no gatekeepers. Innovation thrives at the pace of the network, not just within an individual development team at Consensys.”

Anticipating the future and what lies ahead, MetaMask has engaged in discussions with over 150 developers in the past few months to broaden the array of Snaps. These developers come from various regions around the world, including Nigeria, Asia, the US, LATAM, and Europe.