Apple places ban on remaining bitcoin wallet from App Store


US-based tech giant Apple has placed a ban on the remaining bitcoin wallet app from the App Store. The company cited unresolved issues for this latest move, but the developers who have been working on the software argued that the company did not answer their previous concerns and did not provide any explanation for its decision.


Throughout 2013, Apple has been constantly removing many similar bitcoin apps from the App Store, such as BitPak and Coinbase. Such apps have been helpful to users to manage bitcoin wallets, which work similarly to bank accounts for the digital currency. Blockchain was the last remaining wallet app and also one of the most popular ones, with around 120,000 downloads.

Up until now, the app managed to survive the bitcon cull, however, on February 5, 2014, the app was removed from the App Store and the developers were informed via email that some unresolved issues are the reason why the app was banned. Blockchain addressed the recent move in a blog post and referred to an advertising campaign of Apple from the 90’s, which said, “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.”

The post complained that the US giant completely abandoned the app without any proper explanation and did not provide any opportunity to address any issues.

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