Dapp & ethereum

When logging in with the Brave.app browser I am welcomed by this profoundly informative message:

Of course I want a metamask! But what does it mean? After watching the intro video I still haven’t the faintest idea of what it does. Ethereum blockchain something something? Is there going to be a way to send or receive micropayments?

We do not contain any decentralized applications, Ethereum or otherwise. Though certainly it’s possible for individual notebooks to do decentralized things, like load files from IPFS; maybe it’s a notebook you’re reading (or writing) that’s triggering this message?


Hmmm that’s weird; it’s just popping up on the home page https://beta.observablehq.com/ (both logged-in & not). I’m asking them directly

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I hunted down the smoking gun in Brave’s codebase: the check for a ‘dapp’ is wildly inaccurate. https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/15221