Google bans crypto-mining apps from Play Store

Last Updated: Jul 27 2018 19:15

TECHNOLOGY- Search engine Google in its recent Play Store policy update has stopped permitting developers to submit apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices.

Earlier Apple has issued a similar restriction. Introducing a new section on cryptocurrency, the guidelines on App Store stated, “Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes such as cryptocurrency mining.”

Among other updates, Google said it would not allow apps that contain or promote sexually explicit content, such as pornography.

If anyone is found violating the new rules, Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution will be deleted.

Apps that promote violence, self-harm or suicides are also not allowed on the Play store, Google pointed out.