I'm working on a paid subscription-based Chrome extension that uses client-side code to help businesses automate a task. However, I'm wondering if it is actually not possible to fully protect my code behind a payment with the payments API being deprecated and remote code not being possible to execute. Those two paired together to me means that:
1. there is nothing preventing a user from installing the chrome extension before first paying
2. all of that client-side code must be available to the user at the time of installation.
Am I missing something or did Google just decide to give the finger to anyone looking to profit from their hard work that makes Google's platform more valuable?