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Apple blocked Gnosis Safe wallet update for hosting NFTs

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Apple blocked Gnosis Safe wallet update for hosting NFTs. Apple has prevented the addition of a new version of Gnosis Safe mobile Ethereum wallet to its marketplace due to support for the storage of non-fungible tokens (NFT). The head of the blockchain startup product, Lukas Schor announced this on Twitter.

According to him, the previously added NFT storage function did not cause any complaints from the corporation. The appearance of connecting Ledger Nano X via Bluetooth to the application could make Apple employees pay more attention to the capabilities of Gnosis Safe.

“We noticed that your app includes or accesses paid digital content, services, or functionality by means other than in-app purchase, which is not appropriate for the App Store,” the company said.

Users will not be able to store tokens purchased on other platforms

In a subsequent dialog, App Store Review advised Shore to remove the relevant functions in order to unlock the update.

“Apple does not allow applications, especially wallets, to display NFT if they were not purchased in the app,” Apple explained.

In other words, users can buy NFT in apps from the App Store. But they will not be able to store tokens purchased on other platforms.

Subsequent attempts to correct the situation did not lead to success. The company stressed that NFT-marketplaces and applications that allow storing NFT are prohibited in the App Store.

The “human factor”

Schor promised to appeal against the decision. He also stressed that the Gnosis Safe problem exposed the dependence of Web 3.0 and NFT on monopolists like Apple.

He expressed the hope that the “human factor” still played a role in the situation. In the dialogue, the startup will be able to make the necessary adjustments to the policy regarding digital asset wallets, the specialist added.

Recall that before this, problems due to non-compliance with the App Store policy arose. In particular, with Coinbase and Trust Wallet. In a comment on the publication on Reddit, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said “If Apple customers want to be able to use dApps, we may have to somehow inform the company about this request.”

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