Apple started removing bitcoin apps without explanation last year, it was seen as a huge setback for bitcoin's acceptance. Wallets allow users to do things like store and transfer bitcoins. This week Apple reversed its decision and bitcoin apps are now availble on the Apple app store.
Six months after Apple removed Blockchain from its online App Store—effectively preventing people from using the popular bitcoin wallet app on the iPhone and the iPad—the tech giant has now allowed the app back into the store. “This seems to be the first strong and real sign they are ready to accommodate future digital currency development,” the makers of Blockchain said a statement, referring to Apple. “It goes a long way to legitimizing bitcoin and now provides hundreds of millions of iOS users access to bitcoin applications.”