Blockchain App Removed From Apple App Store

Posted on Feb 6 2014 - 8:14am by Gadget King

Blockchain iOS app

The popular Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain has been removed from the iOS App Store by Apple.  Blockchain was the last Bitcoin app left that allowed users to send and receive bitcoins from the iOS mobile devices.  Blockchain has been downloaded over 120,000 times and has been in the app store for 2 years.

U.K.-based Blockchain wrote Thursday on its website that Apple told it the application, which is a "wallet" that can be used to store and send bitcoins, was removed due to an "unresolved issue." Blockchain said it received no prior warning of a problem.

If you are one of the lucky folks who have already downloaded the app you can continue using it but don’t expect any updates.  Blockchain isn’t alone as Apple has already removed BitPak, Gliph, and Coinbase as well.  Some say it is because the currency is considered “illegal” in some ignorant countries and some think it is because Apple may be working on their own mobile payment application.


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