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Report: Updated Gyft iOS app allows bitcoin payments

Posted on 20th June, 2014

For many active bitcoiners, Gyft is solution to a major problem: Buying things with bitcoin at places that don’t accept cryptocurrency. The company provides digital gift cards for some of the best-known brands and retailers in the world, such as Whole Foods, Burger King, CVS and Game Stop. The company even returns 3% of the […]

Wallet app CoinJar returns to the iOS App Store

Posted on 5th June, 2014

The CoinJar wallet is now back in the iOS App Store, at least in the U.K. and Australia. The once-popular mobile bitcoin wallet app, which as been offline since January after Apple insisted its core functionality be removed, is apparently back with all features fully restored. It’s unclear when, or even if, the app will […]

Apple’s new developer guidelines may allow bitcoin apps

Posted on 3rd June, 2014

Is Apple reversing its long-held blockade of bitcoin wallet apps? Earlier this year, the Cupertino, California-based technology behemoth effectively banned all cryptocurrency wallet apps, including those created by the most reputable companies in the bitcoin community. In most cases, Apple support simply cited a non-specific violation of its App Store guidelines. At yesterday’s Worldwide Developer’s […]

Report: Wallet-like app Bity slips into iOS store by using native functionality

Posted on 12th May, 2014

It’s no secret that Apple isn’t a bitcoin supporter. The App Store has shut down every native bitcoin wallet for iOS in recent months, often with little explanation other than a form letter. While there is rampant speculation about why Apple blocks bitcoin-wallet apps, many of which seem related to Apple wanting a cut of […]

Rival iOS app store Bit Store launches with bitcoin wallet support

Posted on 5th April, 2014

It’s no secret that Apple has taken a skeptical attitude towards bitcoin apps. The iPhone maker has removed all bitcoin wallet apps from their App Store in recent months, usually with no prior notice and citing vague “unresolved issues.” There has been endless speculation about the underlying reasons for the de facto bitcoin ban, ranging […]