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.