Between last night and this morning Constant complaints and reports from users in Venezuela who were unable to access or use the Ethereum blockchain network in Metamask were flagged up on Twitter.
What the heck is that bug in my meta mask from this afternoon? and how is it fixed? at ETH pic.twitter.com/BU5NC4od5w
— Antonio DiCaprio (@ajdicaprio) March 3, 2022
The situation, which drew criticism within the crypto community of the South American country and some other Latin American countries, drew attention to what had happened, as they suspected that the reason for the fall or the impossibility to use the network in the wallet benefit, it was because of the sanctions against Venezuela, a reason that acc Some users questioned the decentralization of the crypto wallet.
In this sense, after 2 p.m. in Venezuela, Metamask published on Twitter through two tweets what happened and apologized for it. According to Metamask, Infura, the blockchain node service that in this case connects Metamask to the Ethereum network, had a misconfiguration.
MetaMask is a client-side wallet that strives to make the blockchain maximally accessible to all. Infura had a misconfiguration this morning which has now been fixed. https://t.co/CYAhvGunHo
— MetaMask 🦊💙 (@MetaMask) March 3, 2022
For his part Infura, which also apologized via Twitter, explained that this was due to a major change required in the service’s configurations due to new sanctions guidelines from the United States and other jurisdictions.
In response to the concerns we’ve heard, we want everyone to know that we’ve fixed the issue that so many of you have pointed out. In changing some configurations as a result of the new sanctions policies in the United States and other jurisdictions, we
— Infura (@infura_io) March 3, 2022
In conclusion, although it is not explicitly clear on the specific subject of Venezuela, I would like Some users reported that they could access the service through a VPN service, but for others the indication of the impossibility of using it in the region remains.
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