Crypto at a glance Cryptocurrency Mining Banned On Apple's IOS Devices
Apple's newly released App Store guidelines has a ban on cryptocurrency mining on both iOS devices including iPhones and iPads, and Mac. The company said apps should not rapidly drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources. All these are characteristics of cryptocurrency mining.
Tech giant Apple has updated its developer guidelines to explicitly ban "mining" cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
The new rules restrict apps that drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources — all of which take place in bitcoin mining.
"Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining," Apple said on its website.