The Steam video game market has removed an alleged cryptologist from its platform on Monday with complaints from users, Motherboard reported.
Steam's parent company, Valve, has launched Steam Abstracticism to divert the processing power of players to my cryptocurrencies. The company has further banned the dead.team publisher and the Okalo Union developer from the forward platform.
The game also tried to cheat its users by creating fake items to buy or sell on gray websites for profit, according to
"We removed Abstractism and banned its developer from Steam for shipping code not authorized, trolling with content and cheating customers with deceptive elements in the game, "the company said in a statement.
The declared mining of abstractionism was called by a member of the Steam community, who warned that the game was a miner on July 29th. The comment was posted as a review by the user bobst3r.
YouTuber SidAlpha detailed how the game extracted the cryptocurrencies in detail in a video, before its removal.
In a game update published July 23, Okalo Union said the game was not extracting bitcoin or monero, saying that two resource-intensive services managed by the game "are needed to connect to Steam [sic] and grant the items to your inventory. "
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