Google’s recent action against virtual currencies, Google Play Store banned Cryptocurrency Mining Apps. Despite this limitation, Google has allowed mining apps that mine for cryptocurrency from outside the device or known as cloud-based mining.
Google has recently upgraded the developer policies of Play Store and put a restriction on various categories that are disrupting the whole Android ecosystem. The applications like Cryptocurrency mining apps and many others from several categories have been blocked.
No More Cryptocurrency Mining Apps
When it is about cryptocurrency apps, Google has strictly prohibited such applications from the market, but apps that “remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency” are still in use. While prohibiting cryptocurrency apps, Apple stated under the category of financial instruments that “the only cryptocurrency mining apps allowed are those that mine outside of the device, like cloud-based mining.”
The new stratagem also forbid apps that “appeal to children buy contains adult themes”, other applications that “facilitate the sale of explosives, firearms, ammunition, or other 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”.
Unchained Cryptocurrency Mining Apps are disruptive
The idea was formed in the month of April after noticing hostility against Cryptocurrencies. Google took this step with an intention to ban virtual currency apps in order to protect devices. Google has also offered protection from “extension cryptojacking” to its users.
James Wagner, Google extensions platform product manager declared that “approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply” with Google’s policies, ultimately being “either rejected or removed from the store.”
Mr. Wagner’s post stated that “existing extensions that mine Cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in late June. Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice). “
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