The team of MetaMask has announced the update to version 8 of the famous Ethereum wallet.
Today we are beginning to roll out a big update: MetaMask Version 8! Https: //t.co/N5ztv2pZGd
– MetaMask (@metamask_io) July 2, 2020
It is difficult not to know MetaMask in the cryptocurrency industry: it is an "Ethereum dApp Browser" for desktops and mobile devices that allows users to securely manage a wallet and interface with the thousands of dApps and smart contracts in the chain of Ethereum blocks.
This eighth version of the wallet involves a major update as it adds several features.
Being an extension, the update will occur at different times for different browsers and will arrive first to Firefox and then next week to Chrome.
The new features of the MetaMask wallet
One of the functions presented is the call Unparalleled privacy control, which is the possibility of choosing the account with which to log in.
In fact, until now a user could only log in with one account while having a filter and the ability to choose a second account, the user's privacy is better protected.
In addition, MetaMask will also integrate a permit system, derived from EIP-2255 , to get a confirmation message.
Even the graphical interface is greatly improved with the addition of hints, which is very convenient for beginners who don't know what some terms mean.
MetaMask also reports that it has improved he design, which facilitates the reading of certain details, for example, those related to the confirmation or the pending transaction.
What's new for developers using MetaMask?
There's also an interesting feature designed specifically for developers: Message encryption and decryption has been introduced for Web3 users, especially useful for exchanging messages such as emails, etc. (You can find more information here from the relevant APIs).
Also for developers, libraries have been designed to effectively implement this tool, as well as API support for EIP-1193.
It is important to remember that developers should update to the new version of the program as soon as possible in order to enjoy all the new functions.