Apple Blocks Crypto Mining Apps On Its Products

Apple has moved to put a stop to any crypto-mining apps that might be used on its mobile products.

In a recent update, the personal computing company expanded its initial guidelines on cryptocurrencies. Before, the guidelines specified apps facilitating cryptocurrency exchange and/or initial coin offerings (ICOs) must comply with all applicable state and federal laws.

Now, the guidelines specify more than that. In five bullet points, the guidelines run through Apple’s policy on wallets, mining, exchanges, ICOs, and rewards that take the form of cryptocurrency.

Most notable among them: the updated policy bars any apps used on an Apple product from mining for cryptocurrencies unless performed “off device”. The reasoning┬ábehind this change seems to be connected to Apple’s policies on hardware compatibility, where it reads:

Now, the guidelines specify more than that. In five bullet points, the guidelines run through Apple’s policy on wallets, mining, exchanges, ICOs, and rewards that take the form of cryptocurrency.