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Pockets of Satoshi vanishes from Apple and Google’s US app shops

Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning funds app Pockets of Satoshi (WoS) has disappeared from Apple’s App Retailer and Google’s Play Retailer in america because it closes in on over 1 million transactions for November.

On Nov. 24, a number of customers and crypto neighborhood members 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.

Nevertheless, 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.

Apple’s U.S. App Retailer doesn’t return outcomes when trying to find Pockets of Satoshi. Supply: Apple

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 business creator and podcaster Kevin Rooke.

Rooke added that it might be the agency’s “largest month of Lightning funds ever.”

Apple and Pockets of Satoshi didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra particulars.

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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 bunch 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 the usage of crypto expertise 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 wallet app from its App Retailer in October.

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