Google Play Store Bans MetaMask for “Mining” – December 27

📈 30 Second Cryptocurrency Price Summary

Current Bitcoin Price$7,176

Bitcoin failed a breakout to the upside today, briefly breaking $7,400 before falling back below the $7,200 mark once again.

Top-20 altcoins are a mixed bag, with XRP down 0.6%, Ethereum down 1.1%, and Bitcoin Cash rising 1.2% over the last 24 hours.

Top Stories for December 27, 2019 🔥

👉 Google Play Store Bans MetaMask for “Mining”

Google has banned MetaMask from its Play app store, citing a policy which prohibits cryptocurrency mining services on mobile.

Despite MetaMask not involving mining at all, an appeal to the decision was rejected almost immediately, raising doubts about Google’s approach to the issue.

YouTube, another Google-owned company, has also been under the spotlight for a recent mass-removal of cryptocurrency-related videos.

👉 YouTube Claims Removal of Crypto Videos was “In Error”

YouTube has issued a statement claiming that they made a mistake in removing hundreds of cryptocurrency-related videos this week.

Although they claimed to have restored the removed content, users report that none of the videos have been put back online.

👉 Russian Supreme Court: Digital Rights are Like Property and Money

The Supreme Court of Russia has clarified that “digital rights” i.e. cryptocurrency and tokens can be considered part of a bribery offence.

The notion places cryptocurrency in the same box as money and property, bringing further legitimacy to the growing asset class.