Roughly a month after Google announced they will ban all crypto related ads across their networks, they have gone a step further to ban all crypto mining browser extensions as well.
According to Wired, the tech giant decided on Monday’s ban because the majority of crypto mining extensions submitted to the Chrome Web Store did not comply with its sole-usage policy.
“The key to maintaining a healthy extensions ecosystem is to keep the platform open and flexible,” James Wagner, Google’s extensions platform product manager told Wired. “This empowers our developers to build creative and innovative customizations for Chrome browser users.” He explained further:
“This is why we chose to defer banning extensions with cryptomining scripts until it became clear that the vast majority of mining extensions submitted for review failed to comply with our single purpose policy or were malicious.”
This is yet another blow to the public perception of cryptocurrencies as a whole.