Preview article (effective December 7, 2023)
This article previews changes included in our July 2023 policy updates.
This is a new policy, and will be effective December 7, 2023.
As blockchain technology continues to rapidly evolve, we aim to provide a platform for developers to thrive with innovation and build more enriched, immersive experiences for users.
For the purposes of this policy, we consider blockchain-based content to be tokenized digital assets secured on a blockchain. If your app contains blockchain-based content, you must comply with these requirements.
We don't allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We permit apps that remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency.
Transparency Requirements for Distributing Tokenized Digital Assets
If your app sells or enables users to earn Tokenized Digital Assets, you must declare this via the Financial features declaration form on the App Content page in Play Console.
When creating an in-app product, you must indicate in the product details that it represents a Tokenized Digital Asset. For additional guidance, see Create an in-app product.You may not promote or glamorize any potential earning from playing or trading activities.
Additional Requirements for NFT Gamification
Examples of violations
As required by Google Play’s Real-Money Gambling, Games, and Contests policy, gambling apps that integrate tokenized digital assets, such as NFTs, should complete the application process.
For all other apps which do not meet the eligibility requirements for gambling apps and are not included in Other Real-Money Game Pilots, anything of monetary value should not be accepted in exchange for a chance to obtain an NFT of unknown value. NFTs bought by users should be consumed or used in the game to enhance a user’s experience or aid users in advancing the game. NFTs must not be used to wager or stake in exchange for the opportunity to win prizes of real-world monetary value (including other NFTs).