Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on the App Store

June 13th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Apple has updated its App Store guidelines to disallow all apps from supporting on-device cryptocurrency mining. Henceforth, any app that includes cryptocurrency mining feature will be removed from the store and no new submissions will be accepted.

The new rule, which was added some time recently, states “Apps may not mine for cryptocurrencies unless the processing is performed off device.” Also, “Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining.”

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