Google Kicks Crypto App Metamask Out of Android Play Store

Google Kicks Crypto App Metamask Out of Android Play Store

Just when we thought that the anti-crypto ban YouTube made recently was a mistake as Google claimed, the technology giant strikes yet again. This time, Google took the banning spree to the Play Store – another extremely popular platform that happens to be the official app store for billions of Android operating system-powered devices across the globe. As with the YouTube witch-hunt, the ban was focused on crypto apps, leading to the suspension and consequent…

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Google June 2019 Core Search Update Cripples Major Crypto News Site CCN (and Others)

Google June 2019 Core Search Update Cripples Major Crypto News Site CCN (and Others)

Google, indisputably the most popular search engine around, recently rolled out a couple of updates termed the June 2019 Core Update. The news hit the internet on the 2nd of June and the process took effect barely 24 hours after. While this is not the first, nor will it be the last, Google search update, the June 2019 Core Update has a devastating effect on a number of news outlets, including major crypto news outlets…

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Clipper Malware Exploited the MetaMask App in Google Play Store

Clipper Malware Exploited the MetaMask App in Google Play Store

Cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, are regarded by many as one of the most secure forms of storing wealth – and for good reasons. Blockchain could be used as a sophisticated tool that makes it difficult for cybercriminals to manipulate. Each crypto user is given a unique string of characters that make up a wallet address, and this system is designed in such a way that no two individuals in the block have the…

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Ethereum Blacklisted in Google Ads According to Reddit Reports

Ethereum Blacklisted in Google Ads According to Reddit Reports

Reddit user eli0tz has brought attention to Google Ads seemingly blacklisting “Ethereum” as a keyword. The user said they have been using keywords containing “Ethereum” for the last 6 months without issue, in order to get more visibility for their “smart contract auditing services”; however, since January 9 they have noticed a change, and now it appears that “ethereum” has been blacklisted. The following error message is now shown: An ad isn’t showing now This…

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Google (Possibly) Mocks Cryptocurrency in a New Promotion Video

Google (Possibly) Mocks Cryptocurrency in a New Promotion Video

An innocent joke or an intentional jab at cryptocurrency by one of the largest technology companies in the world? In a new video about Google’s new Call Screen feature, the two characters on screen exhibit a derisive attitude toward cryptocurrency while referring to it as “not real.” The video, which is part of the promotion efforts of the new Call Screen feature of Google Assistant, spotlights two supposedly Google employees (Teddy and Abby) who humorously…

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Google to Re-Allow Crypto Exchange Ads in the U.S. and Japan

Google to Re-Allow Crypto Exchange Ads in the U.S. and Japan

It wouldn’t really surprise most people to hear that the most influential tech company in the world is Google; any tiny move that Google decides to take affects countless business entities and private individuals significantly. And indeed, when Google announced on its hermetic ban on crypto-related ads, it’s been tremendously consequential for many businesses and people that regularly conduct cryptocurrency business. Now, Google lifts its airtight embargo on cryptocurrency advertisements. Well, sort of. The Google…

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Google Follows Apple and Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps from Play Store

Google Follows Apple and Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps from Play Store

Google doesn’t like cryptocurrency mining, and it doesn’t want users to use the company’s different platforms doing so. And now the internet behemoth specifies to Android developers that they should know that as well. A visit to Google Play’s Developer Policy Center – where Android developers can find out what they can or can’t do – will now reveal the following brief directive regarding Cryptocurrencies: We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We…

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Google Cloud Partners Up with Blockchain Startups

Google Cloud Partners Up with Blockchain Startups

The internet giant, Google, has a pretty ambiguous relationship with crypto. On the one hand, the company banned crypto-related ads back in June; and on the other, its co-founder Sergey Brin occasionally mines Ethereum. Now, a new amorous layer has been added to this complicated liaison. Google has announced on new collaborations with two crypto startups that will bring distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to developers so they could “explore…

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