Google delisted three major cryptocurrency wallets – Bitcoin.com, CoPay and BitPay, from its Play Store. Crypto community tries to find out the true reason.
The announcement comes just few months after Cloud giant Google introduced Bitcoin blockchain support for its BigQuery data analytics service.
In July 2018, Google enforced a ban on applications that allowed mining cryptocurrencies on mobile devices. However, some apps with on-device mining capabilities are still live on the Play Store.
Blockchain-based advertising and marketing platform Atlas Protocol has successfully closed its new funding round, having raised raises $3 million.
Google has updated its Play Store policy banning all the apps engaged into cryptocurrency mining activities along with low-quality and low-effort applications.
MetaMask, which enables users to run Ethereum Dapps, announced its removal from the Chrome Web Store, the reasons for which were not explained. Several hours later, it was listed again.
The collaboration of the Internet giant and a company with a strong expertise in distributed ledger technology is expected to become beneficial for both parties. Google Cloud will get an opportunity to increase its market share while fintech company can reach new audiences.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed he is mining Ethereum. Speaking at the Blockchain Summit, he stated that the concept of zero-knowledge proofs is “really mind-boggling”.
Under the revised policy, cryptocurrency companies will have to fill a request sheet specifying the type of service and products they want to advertise.
Vitalik Buterin created an opinion poll trying to decide whether take an offer and join Google’s team or stay at Ethereum. The majority backs the second alternative.