Fake Version of MyEtherWallet Appears In Apple's App Store

Doris Richards
December 11, 2017

The creators of MyEtherWallet said in a tweet that they have contacted Apple in a bid to have the app removed.

Apps are so popular that Apple's App Store was growing increasingly and, apparently, unacceptably cluttered.

The real MyEtherWallet is one of the most popular online wallets for storing Ethereum and other crypto currencies. If it is there and it has great reviews from other users and it is among the top three of the finance category, it seems legit to download the app.

After the fiasco came to light, MyEtherWallet took to twitter to clarify that it has nothing to do with the impostor app and that it has filed a report regarding the issue.

Nam Le is the app developer's name on the app which has no history of crypto or bitcoin services except maybe for two panda fighting games.

If you're looking for an iOS-based wallet to store your cryptocurrency, be on the lookout for fakes-especially while the meteoric rise of bitcoin is creating such a public frenzy.

MyEtherWallet is one the company the most to lose in this scenario.

In a letter dated December 1, 2017, Congressman Ted W. Lieu wrote to Apple asking that the company reconsider what it's doing to small businesses by casting "too wide a net" in its App Store policing efforts. It allows users to create or import wallets for their cryptocurrencies, promising: "Your keys are encrypted and stored securely inside your phone".

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