The CEO of the digital currency exchange Coinbase says Apple is hampering the adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies.
According to Brian Armstrong, the tech giant has not been very welcoming of opportunities that involve cryptocurrencies.
“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.”
In a series of tweets, Armstrong reveals Coinbase’s battles with Apple’s App Store restrictions.
“Here is the issue. Apple has told us we cannot add the following functionality in our iOS apps: (1) the ability to earn money using cryptocurrency and (2) the ability to access decentralized finance apps (sometimes called DeFi apps or dApps).”
Armstrong also notes that Apple is making the crypto exchange jump through hoops to comply with the tech giant’s guidelines which negatively impacts user experience. According to the