Users using Infura as a Metamask Remote Procedure Call (RPC) provider will now allow the platform to collect the IP address, Ethereum wallet address, and other data from the Username. An RPC provider like Infura allows Metamask to be connected to other networks by interconnecting the selected server with the Ethereum server, that is, it is an interoperability tool that allows this wallet to be used in other ecosystems. The problem is not the union but the nexus, Infura, so to prevent Consensys from collecting this data, a different RPC or your own Ethereum node must be used.
The development firm was created by Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum, in 2014 and has been building the next generation of applications, blockchain infrastructure, and access to the decentralized web ever since. While it is only natural that the co-founder of the Ether ecosystem would want to connect his company with Metamask, the native Ethereum wallet. However, it is surprising that a company that seeks to build the bridge between web 2 and 3 continues to collect information from its users and use trusted third parties to enable interoperability.
Why does an initiative that supports the decentralization of the web collect information from its users?