Apple releases the Uniswap wallet software from its virtual prison
Uniswap’s mobile wallet app for iOS devices is now available for download from the App Store.
Uniswap, the company behind the decentralized exchange system, first announced the app in early March, but it wasn’t available for download just yet since Apple wasn’t ready to approve it. At the time of its debut, it was available to just a select few because, as Uniswap explained in a Twitter thread, “Apple won’t green-light our launch, and we don’t know why.”
Months after submitting their mobile app, Uniswap still hasn’t heard back from the company, despite the fact that their software meets all of the company’s requirements.
The app’s official App Store listing should put such fears to rest. The debut blog article for Uniswap mentions digital asset trading, wallet activity monitoring, and NFT data as some of the platform’s features.
The company said, “Apple approved the wallet for use in several countries around the world. As soon as Apple gives us the green light, we’ll expand internationally.”
It’s possible, given Apple’s policy stance, that the tech giant is taking its sweet time approving Uniswap’s software.
Apple revised its guidelines for apps dealing with digital assets in October. According to the firm, applications may be used to support exchange transactions “provided they are offered only in countries or regions where the app has appropriate licencing and permissions to provide a cryptocurrency exchange.” It’s also worth noting that Apple has determined that, under some conditions, applications may sell NFTs.
Apple’s stance on cryptocurrencies has been panned by many in the tech community and beyond. Ex-Facebook gamer Owen O’Donoghue said in December that Apple’s restrictive app store standards were slowing the spread of blockchain-based games.