Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. has reportedly asked a software developer to remove a bitcoin-transmitting feature from their Gliph messaging application. The app previously allowed users to a desired amount of bitcoins in messages, and Apple doesn’t seem to like that.
“We’re releasing an updated version of Gliph for iOS that removes the ability to send bitcoin from within the app,” said Rob Banagale — who heads Gliph. “You can still create wallets, view balances and receive bitcoin in the Gliph app for iOS [and] send bitcoin using Gliph on iPhone, using the same interface as before. Just visit https://gli.ph/m when you need to send bitcoin, and continue using the app for normal push notifications and messaging.” (via CoinDesk)
Unfortunately, such moves by large companies are hindering bitcoin’s ability to grow and become mainstream. But until it does, we’ll just have to deal with it.