Apple pulls last Bitcoin mobile wallet from App Store

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Feb 07, 2014 07:02 AM EST

Apple pulled Blockchain from the App Store on Wednesday. Blockchain was the last Bitcoin mobile wallet that remained on the said store, according to VentureBeat.

Users of the said app can still save and send Bitcoins, but Apple will no longer be pushing update through the App Store. Other non-wallet Bitcoin apps such as market watcher Bitcoin Monitor and Bitcoin deal viewing and sending app Blockchain Desktop Wallet for Mac OS are still available, the report detailed.

According to a statement posted on its website, the UK-based app Blockchain said Apple did not give any explanation for the move and did not address the issue, the report said.

Other Bitcoin wallets such as Coinbase, CoinJar, and Gliph have previously been pulled from the store. This is the second time that Blockchain has been kicked out of the App Store. It was previously pulled and then reaccepted during its second launch in 2012, the report explained.

The guidelines of the App Store say, "apps must comply with all legal requirements in any location where they are made available to users." The standing of the cryptocurrency is still in a vague state. Some countries including China, Canada, and Denmark, clearly do not consider Bitcoins as legal tender, VentureBeat reported.

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