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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Apr 30, 2021

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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Dan Finlay:


$5 Million Monthly Active Users:

MetaMask in Emerging Markets:

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Marguerite deCourcelle on Unchained:

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