“Apple Inc. has reinstated the Blockchain bitcoin wallet application to its App Store almost six months after booting the popular program,” Carter Dougherty reports for Bloomberg.
“The service, which is also available on the Web and other mobile platforms, has 1.9 million users for its bitcoin wallet, according to Blockchain Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Cary,” Dougherty reports. “Blockchain’s mobile wallet for iPhones had been downloaded about 120,000 times before being removed in February. The decision to eject Blockchain.info sparked outrage among bitcoin enthusiasts, who took to social media to make their point. One user shot his iPhone with a sniper rifle and another smashed one with a metal bar.”
“Since then, the relationship between Apple and bitcoin thawed before today’s breakthrough,” Dougherty reports. “It released guidelines in June about using digital currencies in applications, and on July 22, Gliph, a startup that lets users send bitcoins to friends, returned to the App Store.”
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