Jack Dorsey Questions Apple's Tim Cook Over Bitcoin Support as Damus Deplatforming Looms

CoinDesk
CoinDesk

27 Jun 2023 5:15 PM

The former Twitter CEO posted a tweet asking Cook why Apple Pay doesn’t support Bitcoin, following the news that the smartphone maker was threatening to eject the Bitcoin-friendly app Damus from the App Store....

  • Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who now heads Block, is questioning why Apple doesn't offer bitcoin support for its mobile payment service, Apple Pay.
  • This comes after Apple threatened to remove the Bitcoin-friendly social media app Damus from the App Store for allowing tips or "zaps" on content paid for with bitcoin instead of using Apple Pay.
  • Incorporating bitcoin into Apple Pay would result in a significant boost in mass adoption for the cryptocurrency.
  • The spat has renewed questions of whether Apple has too much power over consumer applications, and in some ways validated cryptocurrency advocates' push for a financial system that's resistant to censorship.

The article presents a negative sentiment towards Apple for not supporting bitcoin on its mobile payment service and for threatening to remove Damus from the App Store. However, it presents a positive sentiment towards the potential boost in mass adoption for bitcoin if it were to be incorporated into Apple Pay.

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