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Apple Joins Google in the War Against Crypto

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Apple has joined the war against cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The first victim is likely going to be Coinbase, at least according to a Reddit post by its CEO. The post indicates that the exchange may have to take down its dApp browser soon. It doesn’t come as a surprise though, with fellow tech giant Google having started waging the war recently as well.

A recent Reddit post revealed the news that Coinbase may have to take down its dApp from the App Store. This is in order to comply with the App Store policy, the Redditor indicated.

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The Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong was quick to comment on the post, confirming the news. ” This is really unfortunate to see. Apple seems to be eliminating usage of Dapps from the App Store,” he stated.

Armstrong, who is also the founder of the leading American exchange, called on the community to resist the rules. This s the only way that Apple will listen, he said. Moreover, there are a lot of resources in the industry that would be at risk.

He wrote, “This is an important area of innovation in finance, and many developers and early adopters of this technology have millions of dollars worth of crypto tied up in these financial applications, which they will no longer be able to use on Apple mobile devices if this app store policy continues.”

Can we Resist?

Armstrong called for action from the crypto community against Apple’s policies. However, the question you may have is, can we resist? And if we did, would that make a difference?

The answer is yes, we can, and it would. For those who remember, just months ago, the tech giants had ganged up against crypto. It started with Facebook which banned crypto ads, citing deceptive practices. Soon, all the others followed the leader. Google was second, and soon enough Snapchat and Twitter did too. Even Bing banned crypto ads (who even uses Bing, right?)

The crypto community didn’t take this lying down, protesting on the same platforms it was being banished from. And it worked, with Google and Facebook being among the first to succumb to the pressure. They reversed the ban, at first sparingly and then full-on later. Just like the cryptoverse did back then, we must come together and protest Google, YouTube and Apple’s biased censorship against decentralized applications.

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