MetaMask Developers ConsenSys Launch Web3 Learning Program

The MetaMask fox mascot in a suit standing in orange background ready to code.
  • The MetaMask Learn initiative is open to everyone interested in Web3.
  • ConsenSys puts focus on self-custodial wallets as trust in CeFi is low.
  • The first eight lessons of the interactive platform are available in 10 languages.

ConsenSys, the developers behind the most popular self-custodial wallet in the world, recently launched an educational platform available for users worldwide. The MetaMask Learn program provides an interactive user interface with the ability to choose between various topics.

To start with, MetaMask Learn offers eight topics, including introductory lessons to Web3, crypto wallets, digital identity, and NFTs, to going deeper into society’s shift to decentralized communities and digital ownership.

Moreover, the inaugural series of lessons are available in 10 languages, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Ukrainian, Spanish, Russian, and Turkish. Naturally, these languages are spoken by the TOP 10 countries by crypto adoption.

Address Poisoning: Latest Trend for Scammers?

Even though phishing scams were the most trendy scamming technique adopted by fraudsters in 2022, MetaMask also recently identified the ‘address poisoning’ mechanism. Besides being carried out by high-strung cybercriminals, this method involves changing the victim’s transaction history.

Hackers create counterfeit crypto wallets with the same beginning and end to achieve this. Thus, the victims can easily mistake the addresses for the ones they recognize, as it barely differs visually, ending up sending the funds to the hacker.

Ultimately, DeFi wallet users can avoid attacks by using an address book instead of copying wallet numbers from the transaction history. Many cybersecurity experts also advise using cold storage wallets, as they’re not connected to the internet and therefore are much harder to hack.

On the Flipside

Why You Should Care

Education about blockchain and Web3 can pave the way for a more secure internet with fewer incidents in the crypto space.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimasevskis is an author & reporter, focusing on the latest tendencies of the crypto galaxy. Tadas spends his time digging deeper into specific areas like coins such as Shiba Inu (SHIB) & Dogecoin (DOGE), music NFTs, sports NFTs, digital art, and Pop culture in Web 3.0. Tadas strongly believes in crypto as disruptive innovation and keeps an eye out for new crypto hubs being developed around the globe. His vast experience in social media lets him quickly spot what’s going on in the mercurial world of crypto and deliver stories with unique spins. He has been active in blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2019.