Representatives of the decentralized social network Damus announced that Apple will remove their application from the App Store due to non-compliance with platform requirements.
Looks like we are getting removed from the appstore even after updating our app to make it clear that no digital content is getting unlocked when users are tipped. Users are only ever tipped after posts are made, the idea that content is being sold is nonsense. We will be filing… pic.twitter.com/Su945kE37v
— Damus⚡️ (@damusapp) June 26, 2023
“It looks like we are being removed from the store even after updating our app, to make it clear that digital content is not unlocked when users receive a tip,” the project representatives explained.
The company is preparing to file an appeal due to “misapplication” of the technical manual.
In mid-June, Apple warned Damus to remove the app due to its content monetization feature. The so-called zaps help users get Satoshi for viewing posts. The initiative is implemented through the Bitcoin Lightning Network micropayment network.
Well-known members of the crypto community came to the defense of the project, including the ex-CEO of Twitter and the head of Block, Jack Dorsey.
Removed from the App Store for enabling tipping to everyone in the world without the need for a bank, payment card, or government permission.https://t.co/kfeQNfal8Q
— jack (@jack) June 27, 2023
“Removed from the App Store for being able to tip everyone in the world without the need for a bank, payment card, or government approval,” he wrote.
Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said “Apple needs to be stopped.”
Apple must be stopped. https://t.co/DTCcG0LgVp
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) June 26, 2023
Recall that in May, the developers of the M2E project STEPN added the possibility of direct payment via Apple Pay for users of iOS devices.
In the same month, the blockchain game Axie Infinity became available on the App Store. So far, the application can only be downloaded in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
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