- The team said there is nothing Apple can do to stop the feature from being used.
- On June 15, the schedule of daily zaps on the platform reached over a million
Twitter alternative app developers reportedthat will continue to work and offer their “zaps” feature despite Apple’s warning. Earlier this week, the tech giant announced that it could remove Damus because it has a zaps feature that allows you to send tips related to getting digital content from creators.
Representatives of the Damus team stated that Apple does not have the ability to influence the use of Bitcoin Lightning on their platform. They showed a screenshot that clearly shows that the daily zaps chart on the platform reached over a million on June 15th.
On June 13, in a statement, Apple said that the use of zaps to pay for digital content is contrary to their requirements, since only the use of the in-app purchase mechanism is allowed.
However, the head of Square, Jack Dorsey, said that tips for posts are not related to the sale of digital content; instead, they are a form of feedback. Recalling Apple CEO Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey asked why Apple restricts people from using bitcoin for these purposes.
Damus itself posted a cheeky tweet saying:
“They are actively fighting against the principle of open protocols. Restricting any ways users can submit ‘zaps’ in our app will only harm our customer base for no proper reason or benefit.”