With cryptocurrency mining gaining popularity despite many countries having declared them illegal, the tech giant Google has announced that its chrome platform will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency.
It need be mentioned that Facebook and Twitter have already made an announcement in this regard.
It is said that Google Chrome’s web policy permitted cryptocurrency mining in extensions as long as it is the extension’s single purpose and the user is adequately informed about the behaviour.
But as it turned out, around 90 per cent of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies.
Thus the Google made the announcement that its Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency.
Existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in late June.
However, it was also announced that extensions with blockchain-related purposes other than mining will continue to be permitted in the Web Store, as per Google.>