Blockchain 

Binance iOS App Listed on Apple App Store After Delay for Review

Major global crypto exchange Binance has got its iOS application listed on the Apple App Store. In a blog post on Aug. 19, the exchange announced that the Binance iOS App (V1.7.1) has returned to the App Store. Prior to the official announcement, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao revealed the news in a tweet on Aug. 17, stressing that the process of getting listed on the App Store was tough and probably harder than getting listed on Binance, due to a number of rules and procedures. Delay complaints The app’s recent…

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Blockchain 

Buying Crypto With The Apple Card Violates Its Customer Agreement

According to the Apple Card Customer agreement, users will not be permitted to buy cryptocurrencies using the company’s upcoming credit card service. Goldman Sachs published the agreement on July 2, according to a report by Reuters on the same day. As per the report, American tech giant Apple is releasing the Apple Card in partnership with investment banking company Goldman Sachs as part of a broader business plan to bring in more revenue through service offerings.  According to the card’s customer agreement, cryptocurrency purchases fall under the heading of cash…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange With 2 Million Users Launches Apps for Apple and Android Devices

A crypto exchange that claims it has amassed more than 2 million registered users in the space of four months has released new apps for Android and Apple smartphones. As well as supporting transactions in a multitude of cryptocurrencies, Bitsdaq says its app offers real-time updates on movements in the markets — and enables users to make withdrawals and deposits quickly. The software is currently available in English, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese. With the crypto exchange market growing increasingly congested, Bitsdaq says many platforms have been suffering from poor levels…

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Bitcoin 

Apple to Unveil ‘CryptoKit’ Cryptographic Developer Package at Upcoming Conference

Apple will target cryptographic developer tools at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019, the company revealed in the event program for June 5. During a session scheduled for Wednesday at the ongoing event, titled “Cryptography and your Apps,” Apple will unveil a new tool dubbed “CryptoKit,” which will debut as an update in iOS 13. CryptoKit will focus primarily on developers, allowing them to build in more security functionality for apps with better support. “System frameworks encrypt both data at rest and data in transit in a transparent way…

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Blockchain 

Multicurrency Crypto Wallet Integrates Apple Pay, With Google Pay to Follow Within Weeks

A multicurrency digital wallet that enables consumers to store crypto and spend their funds at more than 40 million outlets worldwide has fully integrated Apple Pay. Spend says the latest version of its Spend Wallet app unlocks instant access to the popular iPhone feature, meaning that more than 20 supported cryptocurrencies can be instantly converted to fiat and used to complete a mobile transaction on demand. The platform says its priority has been ensuring that users can access all of these features instantly. An emphasis has been placed on streamlining the…

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Blockchain 

Apple Notes Blockchain Guidelines in Recent SEC Filing

Tech giant Apple has mentioned its work in forming the Blockchain Guidelines of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) in a filing with the United States Security Exchange Commission (SEC). The document, entitled “Conflict Minerals Report” was published on Feb. 15. In general, the document pertains to Apple’s business practices and ethics in sourcing minerals for its various consumer electronic devices. Apple states that it is “committed to going beyond the minimum requirements in order to meet and exceed internationally accepted due diligence standards and protect people in its supply chain…”…

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Bitcoin 

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Declares He Sold All His BTC Holdings at $20,000 Peak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he sold all of his Bitcoin (BTC) when the currency hit $20,000 in December 2017. Financial media outlet Business Insider Nordic reported on Wozniak’s comments on Jan. 24. Speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, Wozniak said that he first bought an undisclosed quantity of Bitcoin when the crypto was at about $700 because he “wanted to experiment with it.” He then explained what he planned to do with it: “My goal was to travel to a place like Stockholm, and…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform. The news was announced in a press release published Dec. 13. Identity.com is Civic’s open-source, decentralized and tokenized digital identity ecosystem that uses smart contracts to provide on-demand, blockchain-based identity validation. Shoemaker joins the initiative after working over seven years as senior director of the Apple App Store Review team, which he reportedly built “from the ground up, taking his team from 4 to over 300 employees,” under the…

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