Nick Chong · 1 day ago · 2 min read
Web 3.0, a.k.a. the blockchain-connected distributed web, is coming sooner than you think.
The popular Ethereum wallet and Chrome browser extension, MetaMask, surpassed 1 million downloads yesterday.
MetaMask allows anyone to run Ethereum dApps (decentralized applications) directly in the 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.
More and more people are trying out alpha dApps and websites that are linked to the blockchain.
Thanks to all our amazing first ONE MILLION installs!!!
Get ready for a great year! pic.twitter.com/CWCaN8SiSO
— MetaMask (@metamask_io) February 8, 2018
Connected to the Blockchain
Of course, all programs that run on the blockchain need access to the blockchain. MetaMask acts as a bridge between a traditional web browser and the Ethereum blockchain so that any actions taken on a website, such as trading tokens on EtherDelta, are automatically recorded on the blockchain through smart contracts.
Interconnectivity between the internet and blockchain will be an essential part of the future web.
You can check out State of DApps to see a full list of DApps available to try out or check out these four dApps (decentralized apps) that impressed us most.
So how does MetaMask work? Watch this short video:
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