Google Restores Bitcoin Blast Game One Week After Removal

News / 02.02.2020

One week ago, Google took down Bitcoin Blast from its app store. The app is a game that offers rewards to players with Bitcoin. However, Google has restored the app.

Google took it down due to the accusation of deceiving users with its offering. Nevertheless, the CEO of Bling, Amy Wan, said Google did not give any reasons concerning the sudden removal of the app.

According to Wan, the team that developed the game put in much effort and it was removed following the modification of its description and making some marketing changes to the platform.

They added taglines like “Earn Free Bitcoin!” “Cash Out Free Bitcoin!” and Wan said it was just to highlight the general playing experience of the game.

Google said such was deceptive and Bling inquired about what it considered deceptive following resubmission. However, Bling did not receive a response, Wan said.

Although the game has been reinstated, Wan said the standing and ranking of the game on the Play Store had been affected by the removal. Hence, it is now more difficult to locate the game and its legitimacy affected.

Wan noted Bling’s commitment to keep enhancing the game and marketing it to reach numerous individuals.

This situation reminds us of the relationship between Internet firms, especially Google and the crypto industry. Some leading technology companies have acted against cryptos in the past and Google is absolutely distinct due to its rank in the industry.

Google is the leading advertising giant on the internet and also owns YouTube. The company also owns the largest app marketplace. Hence, cryptocurrency firms need Google for survival. The decision to continue intensifying any anti-crypto enforcement will affect cryptocurrency space.

In December 2019, YouTube started taking down videos related to cryptocurrency thereby causing a stir in the cryptocurrency industry. The action led to protests on social media as content creators called on the firm to restore their videos because it is their major income-source. The company was able to ratify the issue but many remained unhappy.


Featured image courtesy of BitcoinBlast. Souce: Cryptopress.

Debasish Das is from India, an engineering graduate and holds a postgraduate degree in management. He has 10 years of experience in the financial sector, having worked for one of the biggest MNC banking groups in the country. Currently he has business in e-commerce, insurance and consultancy. As an avid blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts he believes in investing in the future of technology, and feels this is going to make the world a single marketplace and also give the power from centralized banks and governments back to people.