Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning funds app Pockets of Satoshi (WoS) has disappeared from Apple’s App Retailer and Google’s Play Retailer in the US because it closes in on over 1 million transactions for November.
On Nov. 24, a number of customers and crypto neighborhood contributors shared on X (Twitter) their makes an attempt to seek for the WoS app, which turned up no outcomes or redirected customers to competing pockets apps.
Pockets of Satoshi banned within the US? pic.twitter.com/S44qN5UI2U
— ck (@ck_SNARKs) November 23, 2023
Nonetheless, the WoS app nonetheless appeared for obtain on the Australian Apple App Retailer and the Australian and Singapore Google Play Retailer variations on the time of writing.
Pockets of Satoshi is a well-liked Lightning funds platform that’s on tempo to course of over 1.1 million Lightning funds in November, in keeping with trade writer and podcaster Kevin Rooke.
Pockets of Satoshi is on tempo to course of over 1.1 million Lightning funds in November.
This might be their largest month of Lightning funds ever.
— Kevin Rooke (@kerooke) November 22, 2023
Rooke added it could be the agency’s “largest month of Lightning funds ever.”
Apple and Pockets of Satoshi however didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra particulars.
Apple levies a hefty 30% tax on in-app funds which it maintains a decent leash over and has been a barrier for crypto platforms wanting an App Retailer presence.
On Nov. 17, a gaggle of disgruntled PayPal Venmo and Block Money App customers filed a class-action lawsuit in opposition to Apple, claiming the corporate had entered into anti-competitive agreements with PayPal and Block to limit using crypto know-how and funds on iOS.
Apple has a historical past of eradicating crypto apps with the agency delisting the Nostr-based Damus app over a Bitcoin tip characteristic in June. It additionally briefly pulled the MetaMask pockets app from its App Retailer in October.