Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Its Play Store

In the Google’s most recent move against digital currencies, digital currencies mining applications have been banned from the Google Play Store. Notwithstanding the ban, Google has shown that it will keep on permitting mining applications that mine for digital currency from outside of a device, for example, cloud-based mining.


Google has updated the developer policies for its Play Store to restrict a few classes of applications, focusing on digital currency mining applications and numerous others.


Under the classification of “Financial Instruments,” Google currently expresses that it doesn’t “allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices.” Despite such, Google states it will proceed to “permit apps that remotely manage the mining cryptocurrency, ”for example, cloud-based mining services.


The new policy also prohibits apps that “appeal to children but contain adult themes,” applications that “facilitate the sale of explosives, firearms, ammunition, or certain firearms accessories,” “apps that are created by an automated tool, wizard service, or based on templates and submitted to Google Play by the operator of that service on behalf of other persons,” “multiple apps with highly similar content and user experience,” and “apps or developer accounts that impersonate any person or organization, or that misrepresent or conceal their ownership or primary purpose.”

The move has come following quite a while of developing threatening vibe toward digital currencies with respect to Google, which declared its aim to prohibit digital currency mining extensions from its Chrome Web Store in April of this current year to give protection from “extension crypto jacking” to its users.


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