Is Gliph messaging app the perfect vehicle for Bitcoin?

gliph23 July 2014 / siliconANGLE – Near the end of 2013, Apple decided it was going to have nothing to do with Bitcoin, and immediately yanked various Bitcoin-related apps from its App Store. Because of this, many apps were stripped of their Bitcoin functionality so they could get back in Apple’s good books.

One of the affected apps was Gliph, an encrypted messaging service that then offered a way to easily send or receive Bitcoins. It removed this feature, but that functionality is making a comeback as Apple has now apparently decided to ease up on apps that deal with digital currencies.

In June, Apple released its revised App Store Review Guidelines, which previously explained why Bitcoin-related apps were not allowed. In the Subsection 11.7 under Purchasing and currencies, the revised policy now states that “Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions.”

Though the provision does not name any specific virtual currency, the Cupertino giant seems to be pertaining to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are gaining wide adoption.

With this change, Gliph claims that it will be one of the easiest ways to obtain and use Bitcoin, as it integrates two of the most popular wallets: Coinbase and Blockchain….. Read more

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