Digital currency Dash has been accepted by Apple as an approved cryptocurrency on the App Store. The assent reverses an August 2016 decision blocking applications which integrate Dash.
Dash can now be integrated and utilized in relevant applications in the iOS Store, including the official Dash wallet and multi-blockchain wallets.
“As Dash continues to expand our user base and ecosystem of services, it is critical for our users to have access to their Dash funds on a variety of platforms, especially mobile devices,” Dash Core CEO Ryan Taylor said. “Dash’s instant payments make Dash ideal for point-of-sale situations, which means mobile phone support for all of our users is a must. The fact that Apple now recognizes the increased demand and importance of Dash speaks to the progress we’ve made in reaching larger and larger audiences.”
Most Dash-integrated wallets submitted to the App Store were rejected over the past year, Mr. Taylor said.
“Apple is in a difficult position. Ultimately, they are attempting to look out for user safety by preventing less reputable projects from accessing the Apple Store ecosystem. In the past, a number of unaudited and unofficial Dash wallets have slipped through the review process, leaving users questioning the safety of those options.
“Now that Dash is an Apple-approved digital currency, we are able to offer our users an officially endorsed wallet option. Our users can confidently use Dash wallets that are maintained, officially supported, and known to be safe. Apple has shown a willingness to allow worthy digital currencies into their platform, but that requires an incredible amount of due diligence on their part.”
In early June, Dash submitted a six-page written report to the App Store describing recent improvements and its overall growth.
“We asked Apple to reconsider Dash’s status because we have a compelling story of continued growth and innovation,” Mr. Taylor added. We believe that Dash is already a far superior digital currency compared with other options, and with our landmark Evolution release rolling out in stages over the next year, our user experience will be even more differentiated going forward.”
The Dash Wallet can be downloaded on the App Store.