Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining On Chrome Extensions
With our research today, we found out that Google is Placing a ban on all Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrencies. Google will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency, and any existing Chrome extensions that mine crypto will be removed from the Chrome Web Store in June.
Hiding Crypto Mining Scripts in Extensions
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies are big business. The value of Bitcoin exploded through 2017, eventually hitting almost $20,000. It has since retreated, but cryptocurrencies are clearly here to stay.
This doesn’t mean Google is waging war on cryptocurrencies, as “extensions with blockchain-related purposes other than mining will continue to be permitted in the Web Store.” In other words, developers need to stop taking advantage of users.
Putting the Cryptocurrency House in Order