Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps on iOS Devices

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps on iOS Devices

According to a report in The Verge on Tuesday, the iPhone maker Apple has introduced a new section on cryptocurrency in its guidelines on App Store that apply to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS app.

However, mining for cryptocurrency is only acceptable if "performed off-device", such as in the case of cloud-based mining.

"Apps should not rapidly drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources", the company stated in the paragraph banning cryptocurrency mining processes from running in the background.

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Apple also has an existing section addressing cryptocurrency apps on its App Store that's been in place since about 2014.

Apple had pulled crypto-related apps from the App Store like Coinbase, citing an unresolved issue, though the apps later returned in 2017, following which for a time, Coinbase became the most downloaded app in the App Store.

A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (top L) at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017. "Apps may facilitate virtual currency storage, provided they are offered by developers enrolled as an organization", the policy states. This could give Apple grounds to remove the Onavo app, although the software is still available despite the rules kicking in last week.

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The promising thing here is that Apple seem very open to the idea of new apps being produced which will integrate the use of cryptocurrencies.

Apple is also cutting down on third-party apps providing crypto transactions on approved exchanges.

Four years ago, Apple removed every single bitcoin wallet application on its App Store, including popular wallet app Blockchain.

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Apple further disallowed cryptocurrency apps that reward users for completing tasks such as downloading other apps or coaxing other users to do the same or to make social media posts.

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