Google Prohibits Mining Apps From Play Market
July 30, 2018
Google to follow the example of Apple and will prohibit mobile applications for cryptocurrency mining on devices from Play Market. This was reported by Android Police.
The Internet giant has changed its policy towards mobile apps, that allows to mine cryptocurrency. A few months earlier Google had removed all cryptocurrency mining browser extensions from Chrome Web Store. That decision was made because most of these extensions did not comply with the policy of the sole purpose or were harmful.
New Google policy states:
"We don't allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We permit apps that remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency."
It should be noted, that hidden mining, or cryptojacking, has become an increasing problem of the Internet. According to the