Following Apple’s updated guidelines for the allowable use of “approved” virtual currency transactions in third-party iOS apps, certain iOS apps that deal in Bitcoin have been approved for availability on the App Store.
Coin Pocket allows users to send and receive Bitcoin (similar to the booted Blockchain and Coinbase apps) and comes with the following additional features:
- Sweep Private Keys in HEX, WIF, or BIP38 format.
- QR Code Scanner.
- Export BIP38 private key for backup.
- Multiple sources for BTC to USD conversion.
Apart from wallet apps, other kinds of apps that enable Bitcoin transactions, without having to give Apple its usual 30-percent commission on in-app purchases, have been approved. These include eGifter, which allows users to purchase gift cards using Bitcoin, and Betcoin, a simple betting game played with the popular virtual currency.
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