Jaxx, the multi-cryptocurrency wallet application provider may soon withdraw Dash support from its iOS offering. Within weeks of including a new cryptocurrency to its platform, Apple has raised objections by dictating terms as it always does.
According to Apple, applications supporting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Ripple, and DAO are the only ones that are allowed on its App store. After receiving the communication, the founder of Jaxx, Anthony Di Iorio has announced the removal of Dash support on iOS devices. While Jaxx removes Dash support from its iOS devices, other platforms are expected to continue supporting the cryptocurrency.
Apple’s anti-cryptocurrency stance hasn’t gone well with the community. According to reports, some believe that the extra layer of privacy offered by Dash is the reason behind Apple’s objection. While speaking to an online business news outlet, Anthony mentioned that Jaxx had initially received approval from Apple to integrate Dash support. However, the company backtracked later, saying that it was a mistake.
He has also revealed that Apple was adamant about its new decision and refused to give any reason for Dash’s exclusion. Anthony was quoted by the magazine saying,
“There appears to be no real rhyme or reason. They are going coin by coin I believe and who knows what the rationale is; they are certainly not releasing that.”
This is not the first time Apple has come down hard on a cryptocurrency. The company, back in 2014 suddenly decided to take down Bitcoin applications from its App store. However, the company later decided to allow them.
Apple’s decision comes soon after Jaxx’ announcement about the likelihood of including Ethereum Classic support. In case Jaxx decides to go ahead with the inclusion of Ethereum Classic, it will be made available on all platforms except for iOS.
The recent incident is a minor setback for Jaxx, on its mission to become the interface to blockchain world by supporting all digital currencies in a unified wallet.
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