06 Feb '14, 5pm

Why Apple Just Removed A Popular Bitcoin App From The App Store

Why Apple Just Removed A Popular Bitcoin App From The App Store

removed another Bitcoin application from the App Store . Blockchain, a Bitcoin wallet, says that Apple evicted it "due to an unresolved issue." The founder of Blockchain told Wired , " I think that Apple is positioning itself to take on mobile payments in a way they haven’t described to the public and they’re being anti-competitive." This doesn't make much sense, really. If Apple was anti-mobile payments it would ban PayPal, Square, and all the apps of banking companies. So, what is the real reason Apple is banning Bitcoin wallets? It's because Bitcoin remains a murky proposition from a legal perspective. In December Apple removed apps that were using Bitcoin for transactions. At the time, Bitcoin startup Gliph wrote a long post about Apple and Bitcoin . In that post, it highlighted rule 22.1 from the App Store's guidelines: "Apps must comply with all legal requirements in...

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cultofmac.com 06 Feb '14, 7am

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Apple bans final bitcoin wallet from App Store

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telegraph.co.uk 06 Feb '14, 10am

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Apple Kills Last Bitcoin App

Apple Kills Last Bitcoin App

business.time.com 06 Feb '14, 12pm

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digitaltrends.com 06 Feb '14, 3pm

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Apple Yanks World's Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet From App Store

Apple Yanks World's Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet...

wired.com 06 Feb '14, 12am

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Apple removes 'last remaining' Bitcoin trading app from App Store

Apple removes 'last remaining' Bitcoin trading ...

theverge.com 06 Feb '14, 5pm

Over the past several months, Apple also removed Coinbase and CoinJar , apps that similarly functioned as Bitcoin wallets ...

Apple bans another bitcoin app from iPhones

Apple bans another bitcoin app from iPhones

theguardian.com 06 Feb '14, 1pm

Apple has removed the bitcoin app Blockchain from its iOS App Store, underscoring the belief that the company has an unsta...

Why does Apple continue killing bitcoin apps?

Why does Apple continue killing bitcoin apps?

blog.sfgate.com 06 Feb '14, 10pm

They keep disappearing. In 2012 it was BitPak . Last November it was Coinbase. Earlier this month it was CoinJar . And on ...

Apple removes the last remaining Bitcoin wallet...

thenextweb.com 06 Feb '14, 4am

Bitcoin has been dealt another blow again, as Apple has pulled what is allegedly the last remaining Bitcoin wallet app on ...

Apple removes the last remaining Bitcoin wallet...

thenextweb.com 06 Feb '14, 4am

Bitcoin has been dealt another blow again, as Apple has pulled what is allegedly the last remaining Bitcoin wallet app on ...

Apple pulls last remaining Bitcoin wallet app from App Store

Apple pulls last remaining Bitcoin wallet app f...

9to5mac.com 06 Feb '14, 12pm

Apple had previously removed BitPak and Coinbase, leaving Blockchain the only remaining Bitcoin wallet app. Blockchain had...

Apple kills off last Bitcoin wallet app in App ...

news.cnet.com 06 Feb '14, 2pm

The company on Wednesday removed from its App Store the last remaining Bitcoin wallet application, Blockchain. The app all...

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coindesk.com 06 Feb '14, 2am

“The decision attacks a nascent and innovative technology that is empowering more than 2.5 million users on a vast variety...

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fastcompany.com 06 Feb '14, 3pm

In an apparent gut punch to fledging cryptocurrency, Apple has removed the last digital Bitcoin wallet app, Blockchain , f...

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money.cnn.com 06 Feb '14, 5pm

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