Apple Announced Restrictioins Regarding The Cryptocurrency Mining On The Iphone & Ipad
New software developer indications allocated during WWDC set new rulesand provisions for cryptocurrency apps spreaded through both the iOS and Mac App Stores.
Apple has introduced new wording to its App Store review guidelines regarding the cryptocurrency. Apple now has new policy which states that “apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining.”
At the end of May per the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, the only mentions of cryptocurrencies in the guidelines were that apps were permitted to promote such operations “provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions,” while the ICO language was nearly analogous too.
Cryptocurrency has interacted with the App Store in different methods and manners for most of the histories of both. AppleInsider discussed about cryptocurrency and the Coinbase app in January.
During 2013 and 2014, Apple delisted Coinbase and other crypto-related apps from the App Store. For a time in 2017, Coinbase was the #1 app available in the App Store.
An app called Calendar 2 was discovered to be utilizing client computers to mine the cryptocurrency Monero, instead of the user receiving free access to premium features. But a error made the miner to run unlimited. The app was removed but after restored days later.