Now that similar problems have surfaced in the Chrome Store online store, some mining extensions do not comply with Google’s policies.
Google stated in the blog post: “Starting today, 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. Extensions with blockchain-related purposes other than mining will continue to be permitted in the Web Store.”
Although Facebook, professional social networking site LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, Snapchat, and MailChimp, have all banned the advertisement of ICO (first-money issuance) or other blockchain related products. , but Google doesn’t seem to “knock” blockchain extensions rather than mining, which is good news for services like MetaMask.
Of course, Google is not only committed to cracking down on expansion programs related to mining. For example, MetaMask, known as the “Protect Browsing” extension, was found to secretly exploit Monero in the background, and the program’s 140,000 users were unaware of it, let alone agree to do so.