Dan Finlay, co-founder of MetaMask, talks about the meteoric growth of monthly active users of the crypto wallet, which has quintupled in the past seven months. In this episode, he discusses:

  • which crypto use case drove MetaMask’s active user base to grow 5x in under a year
  • what types of scaling solutions are drawing users to MetaMask
  • how MetaMask works
  • what kind of customers are using MetaMask 
  • how MetaMask has grown without targeted marketing 
  • whether the type of crypto usage in developing nations differed from developed nations
  • which feature MetaMask released in 2020 that is bringing in revenue
  • what pivotal moments in crypto over the past six years have brought new users to MetaMask
  • why scalability and security are the most important challenges facing MetaMask in the short term 
  • how MetaMask is trying to make online wallets more secure 
  • how much volume users have traded via MetaMask’s new swap feature 
  • what new features are coming up for MetaMask wallets 

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Episode Links


Dan Finlay: https://twitter.com/danfinlay

MetaMask: https://metamask.io/

$5 Million Monthly Active Users: https://consensys.net/blog/metamask/metamask-surpasses-5-million-monthly-active-users/

MetaMask in Emerging Markets: https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1387114770923466755

Filecoin in MetaMask: https://medium.com/metamask/developer-preview-metamask-snap-for-filecoin-c28b01dfdcb 


Robbie Ferguson on Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/this-layer-2-solution-processed-more-nft-trades-in-24-hours-than-ethereum-did-in-1-week/

Marguerite deCourcelle on Unchained: https://unchainedpodcast.com/all-the-ways-crypto-can-make-gaming-more-fun/

Charles Cascarilla + Vlad Tenev conversation: https://t.co/2AG0y5j36B?amp=1

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