There is still a struggle to include dApps on the App Store
Coinbase and Apple have remained in disagreement even months after Coinbase hinted its users that used Apple products that they would no longer have access to an application from it.
As at yesterday (August 22), the problem was not yet solved so the CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, said on his Tweeter account that Apple still doesn’t support cryptocurrencies fully. Some of their weaknesses, according to the CEO, include inability of users to earn money and limiting the kind of dApp browsers that can be used on their devices:
“Apple has been very restrictive and hostile to cryptocurrency over the years. They’re still blocking some functionality right now, including the ability to earn money with cryptocurrency by completing tasks, and unrestricted dapp browsers.”
Coinbase told its users in December that Apple required it to remove a dApp browser to avoid breaching its Store policies. This was happening at the same time when Google Play also did not want some dApps in its network.
Many app developers and publishers working for Apple have been complaining bitterly about Apple recently. Some notable names such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Epic Games have talked to Apple to make policies fairer for its developers.