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Apple’s App Store officially bans cryptocurrency mining

12 June, 2018, 08:02 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Apple Updates App Store Guidelines, Tightens Rules for Crypto-Related Apps

Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. No apps may mine crypto, unless they process that mining off the device, like in cloud-based mining.

Apple's concerns about cryptocurrency mining stem from power efficiency.

During Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last week, the company released new App Store guidelines that ban cryptocurrency mining on both iOS devices and Mac. "Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining", the new guideline reads.

The iPhone isn't a great cryptocurrency miner, especially compared to special mining machines, but that doesn't mean that a surreptitious app couldn't mine tokens like Monero in the background. Any apps that facilitate ICOs, futures trading or other securities must be provided by established banks, securities firms and futures commission merchants (FCMs).


Notably, Apple announced it will be phasing out support for legacy Safari Extensions available for download outside of the company's official Safari Extensions Gallery.

"We'll continue to accept submissions to the Gallery until the end of 2018", said Shloka Kini, an Apple Developer Publications team member.

In July 2017, Apple 'approved' Dash as a cryptocurrency. Apple allows apps like Coinbase and Robinhood to enable users to trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, so it's not a complete ban on mobile crypto. Exchanges can offer fully-featured apps offering trading abilities, as long as the apps are issued by the exchanges themselves and not third parties.

After the cryptominer was found to contain buggy code that made CPU usage on users devices spike, Apple pulled Calendar 2 from the macOS App Store. Apps also can not offer cryptocurrencies as a reward for performing certain tasks such as downloading certain apps, or posting messages on social media.

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