Bity App Sneaks iOS Bitcoin Transactions Under Apple's Radar

Bity App Sneaks iOS Bitcoin Transactions Under Apple's Radar

A new bitcoin app for iOS devices was launched over the weekend and its developer claims it is currently the only bitcoin app available for Apple devices that can carry out transactions. Named Bity, the app lets users send bitcoin only after agreeing that they will not hold Apple responsible for any problems they may experience during the transaction. Unlike Google, Apple vets all submissions to iTunes and it does not accept apps with bitcoin wallet functionality. Developers have been working to get around the ban, usually by offering browser-based bitcoin functionality through Safari. One....


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Just tried to buy breakfast w bitcoins. Refused. #whenwilltheworld catchuptomyhipness? (taken from his official twitter page)

Drew Carey, Actor and comedian