The ongoing battle between the centralized tech world, which currently controls information flow, and its decentralized counterpart is showing no signs of slowing down.
The latest example of the two bumping heads comes with the Apple (AAPL) App Store rejection of a proposed update to Trust Wallet, a Binance-owned mobile wallet that supports Bitcoin, Ethereum and over 20,000 different Ethereum-based tokens across the ERC-20, ERC-223 and ERC-721 standards.
According to a recent tweet thread by Trust Wallet founder Viktor Radchenko, Apple recently rejected an update for the Trust Wallet for the second time, citing concerns over the app’s new dapp browser functionality.
— Viktor Radchenko (@vikmeup) April 22, 2019
The denial was driven by the fact that Apple does not have direct control over all of the decentralized applications that the Trust Wallet browser would give users access to, and Radchenko states that in order to be accepted, they would need to submit an index of every single dapp.
“Only one solution given by Apple: Remove access to decentralized applications, no questions asked,” states Radchenko in the thread. “It’s not something very new or surprising, it’s been an issue for all the dapp browsers for the past 2 years on the App Store.”
– No reference to DApps and suggested/populated links
– Collectibles view only mode is ok for now
– Browser (with injected web3 provider or similar) functionality is ok for now, as long it’s not advertised to the user
— Viktor Radchenko (@vikmeup) May 4, 2019
Historically, the Google Play Store has been far more accommodating than the Apple App Store toward the growing number of decentralized and centralized crypto apps.
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