Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey recently asked Apple CEO Tim Cook why Apple Pay does not support Bitcoin (BTC) in a tweet. The query can be seen as Apple being called out for deleting Damus from the App Store. A decentralized social networking platform called Damus offers BTC tipping capabilities. Because of alleged payment policy violations, Apple’s App Store may remove the program.
A screenshot of a notification highlighting the application’s violation of rules was posted on Damus’ Twitter account. According to a tweet from Damus, the “suggested fix is to use Apple Pay.” However, the Twitter handle emphasized that Apple Pay does not support global peer-to-peer payments.
Users were able to send Bitcoin (BTC) without the aid of other apps thanks to Damus’ tipping feature. The programme was created using Nostr, a platform that Dorsey has supported financially with more than $5 million. Damus’ user base expanded from 10,000 to over 160.000 once it started accepting BTC payments.
There have also been problems with Apple and Damus in the past. Before being approved in February, the app was rejected by the App Store. Due to a feature in the app that allowed users to email recommendations “in connection with digital content in the app, which violates App Store Review Guidelines,” Apple had threatened to remove Damus from the App Store by the end of June.
Bitcoin Purchase Allowed On Apple Pay
Apple Pay allows users to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) but as of now, the app does not have a feature for sending cryptocurrencies. Customers can use Apple Pay to make cryptocurrency purchases through an exchange or wallet. However, the software itself is unable to handle cryptocurrency transfers.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, also responded to Apple’s action against Damus earlier this month. Musk stated,
“If Apple competes against the whole world, Apple will have the whole world against it. This is not a winning scenario.”
Dorsey further replied saying, “Agreed” to Musk’s Tweet.