Google Removes Crypto App from Play Store

Google has kicked out the most popular crypto app Metamask from its Play Store, according to website.

The move came in light of the company’s restricted policy on apps that expose users to harmful financial tools. “We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices,” Google said in its policy.

However, mining was something Metamask was not designed to do.

The Metamask tweeted: “If left banned, we will be working on other ways of bringing our services to users still stranded on the Android platform while they migrate to something more free.”

The app removal came after YouTube, which is owned by Google, announced that an “error” caused the deletion of crypto-currency videos in the past week and pledged to restore all the deleted videos, Decrypt reported a YouTube spokesman as saying last week.

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