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Apple Forces Modern Day Sophie’s Choice On iPhone/Bitcoin Enthusiasts


Apple’s decision to remove a program used to send and receive Bitcoins from its App Store prompted Barry Silbert to end a love affair with his iPhone. “I’m switching,” Silbert, chief executive officer of New York-based SecondMarket Inc., said in an e-mail after Apple this week removed his Bitcoin application of choice, Blockchain.info. “Shopping for a new phone this weekend.” From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, technology enthusiasts who used to see the Cupertino, California-based company as a kindred spirit are voicing their frustration over its policies. Apple requires apps to be legal everywhere they’re offered, and some governments including China and India have questioned Bitcoin’s legal status. [Bloomberg]

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17 Responses to “Apple Forces Modern Day Sophie’s Choice On iPhone/Bitcoin Enthusiasts”

  1. Guest says:

    And Mt Gox blocked withdrawals from its exchange. What's the coin evangelist to say about that?

  2. guest says:

    photoshop excellence.

  3. guest says:

    how did you get a picture of me crying in a field over this?!

    -guy who's really broken up about it

  4. Guest says:

    No need to ditch the phone. Why not download the Spirit points app with BAC and use that virtual currency instead. Transaction fees may be a bit on the high side– 50 cents a point, but they get you places….

  5. Guest says:

    Tim, just letting you know that Carl called and asked about my letter writing services. Apparently, Twitter won't do for his current mood.

    -DLoeb

  6. bozo says:

    If obozo's parents were still alive he'd be lliving with them. There is no way this idiot president has the capacity to look out for himself. Cradle to grave, there will always be someone looking out for him. oink oink.

    • guest says:

      are you lost?

    • guest says:

      serious question: do you tea partiers just like open up the internet, spin around three times and start writing in whatever comments section you happen to fall into?

      • guest says:

        sounds about right.

      • Guest says:

        I like to go around four times. I grease my chair with WD-40 every evening to make sure my rotations are seamless and elegant. I also like to deviate sometimes by holding my arms and legs straight out, and then pulling them into my body to increase my speed.

        – Rush

        • guest says:

          "I also like to deviate sometimes by holding my arms and legs straight out, and then pulling them into my body to increase my speed. "

          literally lol'ing at this image.

    • guest says:

      you're an idiot

    • Guest says:

      dude of course, who wouldn't. you definitely win the sibling rivalry when you put your parents in the White House.

  7. Lisa says:

    I am not happy with apple’s decision to remove a bitcoin app. Some days ago I also used bitcoin apps, it started fast and easy and we can download for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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