At MyCrypto, we always say we’re privacy-minded. But what does that mean? That’s a great question — as we develop MyCrypto (and MEW previously) we ask ourselves how we’d like our data being used.
As a result, we simply don’t have analytics. If you asked us how many addresses were generated, how many people accessed the site using a hardware wallet, how many people visited the site in any given day/week/month… we couldn’t tell you.
This is not common. This is weird. This is blockchain!
Does that mean you should trust us? No. You shouldn’t trust anyone. The whole point of blockchain is to be trustless.
So ask yourself, these days do you really trust it when someone is offering you anything and says they’re not collecting your data? How would they make money? How would they know what direction to develop in? How do they do anything?
Well, we rely on you, but we rely on you directly! We rely on your feedback, the feedback of the community interacting with us on social media, support tickets we get — anything where we get to hear you directly.
One day we would love to have usage analytics so we can see what features are being used (without having to know who used it). For now, we’re happy to live in an environment where we don’t have servers full of your IP addresses, geodata, etc.
This is a great opportunity to show that we’re actually committed to trustlessness and privacy. We hope this philosophy continues to spread through every aspect of the ecosystem.