ConsenSys company announced that it will collect user data. The company said that when using Infura as RPC and MetaMask, the user’s IP address and wallet address will also be collected.
ConsenSys states that it collects certain data related to user identification, such as contact details, profile information and other user data. The company added that when you use Infura, which is a remote protocol (RPC) provider, with the MetaMask digital wallet, Infura will collect the user’s IP address and Ethereum wallet address for transactions. RPC is a protocol for requesting data and information from programs running on third-party computer servers. If the user switches to another RPC in MetaMask, the financial data will not be collected.
Blockchain tool developer Infura and digital wallet MetaMask are two products offered by ConsenSys. Meanwhile, members of Twitter’s crypto community have expressed their anger at the move, which some say has invaded user privacy – one of the core values of the crypto space.