‘Consent is king,’ says a ConsenSys executive on the security of MetaMask Snaps.

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ConsenSys head of developer community Francesco Andreoli explained that users could get more transaction insights through MetaMask Snaps.

As malicious actors continue their attempts to steal users’ crypto assets, wallet provider MetaMask has developed a way to allow users to have more insights into the transactions and interactions within the application. 

In an interview with , Francesco Andreoli, the head of the developer community at ConsenSys, spoke about how they ensure that the recently released MetaMask Snaps is secure for users. The executive highlighted the importance of consent and ensuring that users know each step of their journey across various chains and decentralized applications (DApps).

As a wallet that contains various users’ crypto assets, the security of MetaMask Snaps could potentially be a concern for users before trying out the new feature. However, Andreoli noted that user consent is one of their main priorities, and they have designed Snaps to provide full transparency around how each Snap interacts with the MetaMask wallet extension. 

He said the new update shows users more data points to give them more insights into their transactions. “So for security, one big category of our allow list is transaction insights. Basically, what is happening with transaction insights, is you really get more data points on what the extension does today,” Andreoli said.

In his keynote presentation, Andreoli also demonstrated how one snap called Wallet Guard can help protect users from malicious transactions. Speaking with, the executive further explained that before signing and approving transactions, users would be shown various information about what they are about to perform. He said:

He stressed users would be “fully conscious” of what is happening. According to Andreoli, this is a function to which they gave added attention as they developed MetaMask Snaps. 

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