Microsoft has reportedly banned crypto mining from its online services. Its acceptable use policy has been updated on 1 December, which states that crypto mining is prohibited without prior approval of the company. Microsoft said it made the change to protect its user and mitigate the risk of disrupting or impairing services in the Microsoft Cloud. However, the company did not rule out the possibility of permitting crypto mining for Testing and Research for security detections. Other cloud computing providers like Google and Oracle also have a policy of restricting crypto mining without companies’ prior approval.