…a matter of time before they start implementing similar techniques to catch spoofers in Pokemon GO. But there must be a reason they have held off on banning spoofers if they have the methods to detect them. My guess is, they don’t have a full proof method of detecting spoofers and instead rely on observing data and behaviors. In other words, if they see location data from a player that always returns the same altitude no matter there they are in the world, they can probably discern that they are spoofing. The same goes for speed and accuracy values. It could be that Niantic is waiting to capture enough data to catch spoofers with 100% accuracy as they probably don’t want to deal with banning legitimate paying players and dealing with the backlash that would follow.
… disruptive power of the blockchain and they want to capture that power like lightning in a bottle. They want to make sure they don’t lose control of the money supply, because money is power. In other words, they want to make sure they don’t get disrupted too.