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Google Bans Crypto-Currency Mining Extensions From Chrome Store

April 03, 2018 / Jaikumar Vijayan

Google is making it harder for cyber-criminals to use Chrome browser extensions for crypto-currency mining.  Effective immediately Google will no longer allow developers to upload crypto-currency mining browser extensions to the Chrome Web Store. Extensions with crypto-currency mining functions that are already in Chrome store will be delisted sometime in late June. The company will however continue to permit extensions designed for blockchain-related purposes that do not involving mining in the web store.