Apple slaps a ban on cryptocurrency mining apps

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Apple has updated its developer guidelines, making it clear that apps that overtly or covertly mine for cryptocurrencies are simply not welcome in the App Store. The clamp down covers iOS devices, and it has only recently been introduced. The ban means that iPhones and iPads cannot be used to mine for cryptocurrencies, unless the processing is carried out in the cloud. It’s not clear how big a problem mining apps have been, and iOS hardware would seem rather underpowered for the task. See also: Apple adopts a ‘cautious approach’ and cuts iPhone parts orders by 20 percent Apple reveals… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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