Tuesday December 11, 2018
Home Lead Story Apple Bans Cr...

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining on iOS Devices

Apple in March removed "Calendar 2" app from the Mac App Store after it started mining cryptocurrency on devices in exchange for premium features

0
//
Apple
Facebook no longer best place to work in US, Apple gains ground.
Republish
Reprint

After Facebook and Google, Apple has now targeted cryptocurrency, banning its mining on iPhones and iPads.

According to a report in The Verge on Tuesday, the iPhone maker Apple has introduced a new section on cryptocurrency in its guidelines on App Store that apply to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS app.

“Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes such as cryptocurrency mining,” said the guidelines.

Apps may facilitate virtual currency storage, provided they are offered by developers enrolled as an organisation.

“In addition, apps may not mine directly for cryptocurrencies, unless the mining is performed in the Cloud or otherwise off-device,” it stated.

Apps may “facilitate transactions or transmissions of cryptocurrency on an approved exchange, provided they are offered by the exchange itself”.

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency. Pixabay

Apps facilitating Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) must come from “established banks, securities firms, futures commission merchants (‘FCM’), or other approved financial institutions”.

Cryptocurrency-related apps “may not offer currency for completing tasks, such as downloading other apps, encouraging other users to download, posting to social networks”, the guidelines stated.

Apple in March removed “Calendar 2” app from the Mac App Store after it started mining cryptocurrency on devices in exchange for premium features.

Also Read: Apple Patent Reveals a Custom Inflatable Blood Pressure Cuff

Facebook and Google have already banned cryptocurrency, token sales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) advertisements on their platforms.

Twitter has also started blocking cryptocurrency-related ads on its platform.

“We have added a new policy for Twitter Ads relating to cryptocurrency. Under this new policy, the advertisement of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and token sales will be prohibited globally,” Twitter said. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2018 NewsGram

Next Story

Apple Releases its New Beddit 3.5

Besides measuring sleep time, it can also accurately track heart rate, breathing, snoring, and bedroom temperature and humidity

0
apple
Buy Apple's first Beddit sleep tracker for $150. Pixabay

Apple has released its new Beddit 3.5 sleep monitor for $150, the first since the tech giant bought the company in 2017.

The new sleep monitor, with extremely thin, flat, and soft 2 mm thin sensor strip, can automatically track sleep, Apple wrote on its website.

It works with the Beddit app on both iPhone and Apple Watch (requires iOS 12 or later) to help measure, manage, and improve sleep.

Apple
An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

Besides measuring sleep time, it can also accurately track heart rate, breathing, snoring, and bedroom temperature and humidity.

Also Read- Tea Body of Assam Slam ‘Chaiwala’ Modi

Data from sleep analysis and heart rate gets stored in the Health app on the users’ iPhone. The sleep monitor also sends sleep report notifications, bedtime reminders and nudges on Apple Watch. (IANS)