Consensys introduced MetaMask Wallet in 2016 to ease access to decentralized applications (dApps), including online gaming platforms, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), and staking opportunities in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. MetaMask is a virtual wallet for storing crypto assets and depends on the Ethereum blockchain and has over ten million active users. It's a safe crypto wallet that provides a user-friendly bridge between a browser extension and ETH blockchain and functions as a host network for different dApps.
With the MetaMask Wallet, you can store Ethereum, or other ERC-20 tokens created on the top of the ETH blockchain network and utilize crypto assets with your desired dApp. Earlier MetaMask was available only as a web browser extension that utilized a Chromium-based browser like Chrome, Brave, and Firefox. However, with the increasing popularity of virtual currency and crypto wallets, MetaMask launched a convenient version by introducing a mobile app for Android and iPhone so that users can use the MetaMask extension and the mobile app on the go.