The paper proposes a Machine Learning methodology for Android malware detection and recognition, including crypto-mining applications using the blockchain. The design is based on a hierarchical classification method, with several decision stages. A combination of functional and statistical features is proposed to be applied for data classification in order to provide a high-performance malware recognition process. The specific contribution of this design methodology is the hierarchical classifier with detection and discrimination stages, respectively. Further works should be done for various features sets in order to achieve an optimized and high-accuracy modeling process supporting an innovative Machine Learning-based solution for Android malware detection.