Google Says No to Cryptocurrency Mining Apps on the Play Store

The Google Play Store, the company’s digital app and media storefront, is having crypto mining apps that actively mine cryptocurrency prohibited. This comes after an aggressive move limiting Chrome Extensions offering cryptocurrency mining services.
While apps that actively mine cryptocurrency are prohibited, apps that manage cryptocurrency mining remotely are still allowed. This announcement has essentially eliminated apps such as MinerGate, Crypto Miner, and NeoNeonMiner, simulated mobile mining apps, which is an included in the official Electroneum wallet, are still available on the Play Store.
Back in April of this year, Google’s Chromium blog stated that cryptocurrency mining extensions would no longer be allowed on the Chrome Web Store. James Wagner, the Extensions Platform Product Manager, stated:
“Until now, Chrome Web Store policy has permitted cryptocurrency mining in extensions as long as it is the extension’s single purpose, and the user is adequately informed about the mining behavior. Unfortunately, approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies, and have been either rejected or removed from the store.”
This news however is not a death sentence to mobile crypto mining on Android devices as users will still be able to run installer files, allowing them access to the apps without going through the Play Store.