Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

In an update to the Hardware Compatibility section of its developer guidelines, Apple said "apps, including any third party advertisements displayed with them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining".

There is plenty of competition to solve these equations and section 2.4 of the iOS guidelines require that apps from third party developers need to "use power efficiently", and not "rapidly drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources".

However, cryptocurrency mining apps that don't use device processing power but instead run in the cloud are allowed in the App Store.

Mining cryptocurrency potentially does all of those things, and Calendar 2 was removed from the Mac App Store until the mining code was deleted. This hints that the decision to ban mining apps from the App Store could have been taken to preserve battery performance. As per Apple Insider, Apple's crypto-related guidelines were originally created in 2014 after the app store unlisted Coinbase and other cryptocurrency apps stating some unresolved issue.

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"Apps facilitating Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs"), cryptocurrency futures trading, and other crypto-securities or quasi-securities trading must come from established banks, securities firms, futures commission merchants ("FCM"), or other approved financial institutions and must comply with all applicable law", read the unchanged policy first unveiled in December.

Apple's tough stance on mining is probably for the best. Apps can help users make pay, trade, or receive cryptocurrency on an approved exchange, but the apps must be from the exchanges themselves.

In addition, Apple is giving its full support to cryptocurrency wallet apps, as long as they are "offered by developers enrolled as an organization".

Finally, the world's most valuable company has also mandated that apps do not offer cryptocurrency as rewards to users for completing tasks.

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