Following Apple’s orders, cryptcourrency exchange, Coinbase has removed a crypto game, War Riders, from the iOS app. The game was removed as it allegedly violated the terms of Apple’s in-app purchases.
War Riders, a blockchain based game, enables players to build their own war machines from the scratch, which is followed by players, attacking other players in a bid to mine benzene.
According to the website, “No BZN tokens will be offered for sale. Instead, the majority of the tokens will be released during the in-game mining process. Limited edition cars will be able to mine more BZN then regular cars. The more vehicles you own, the more BZN tokens you will be able to mine.”
Interestingly, the game still remains on the Google Play store, despite the company specifically stating, that it would not support any crypto mining software.
Crypto blog, Snip reported that Apple has so far adopted a careful approach with cryptocurrencies, allowing wallet apps but blocking apps which allow buying and selling cryptocurrencies in-app.
This is not the first time, that Apple has attempted to clamp down on cryptocurrency mining apps. In June, Crypto-News India had reported on Apple’s changed policy towards crypto mining. On the occasion, the company had said, “Apps facilitating Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), cryptocurrency futures trading, and other crypto-securities or quasi-securities trading must come from established banks, securities firms, futures commission merchants (“FCM”), or other approved financial institutions and must comply with all applicable law.”
In the same report, Apple had said, that it was okay with virtual currency wallets. The policy was quoted as stating, “Apps may facilitate virtual currency storage, provided they are offered by developers enrolled as an organization.”
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