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Apple vs Dash: The Importance of Privacy

Cryptocurrencies have been called the “Internet of Money,” but they are also the Internet’s money. Cryptocurrencies live and breath on the Internet; they cannot function without it. Now, being on the Internet means being on mobile devices and, in fact, without mobile devices, cryptocurrencies would have limited usage. No one is going to lug his PC or laptop to the coffee shop for some morning java. This makes mobile wallets essential to the growth of a cryptocurrency.

Fortunately, over the years many Bitcoin mobile wallets have been introduced, such as BreadWallet, Mycelium, and Jaxx. Android wallets came first, because initially Apple didn’t approve Bitcoin wallets in its App Store. Eventually Apple relented, and now its App Store hosts Bitcoin wallets as well as wallets for other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dogecoin.

Dash’s Winding Path to Apple Approval

However, Apple has resisted approving a wallet for one of the top cryptocurrencies by market-cap, Dash, the privacy-centric cryptocurrency. Initially the Dash core team submitted a wallet that was a fork of the already-accepted BreadWallet. However, Apple has repeatedly rejected this wallet, with no reason given. Considering the submitted wallet is practically identical to an already-approved wallet other than its use of a different cryptocurrency, one must surmise that Apple has an issue with Dash itself.

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