Apple Prohibits Crypto Mining in Apps with New Guidelines

Apple Prohibits Crypto Mining in Apps with New Guidelines

Developers could use this shared medical data to personalise apps tailored for medication tracking, disease management, nutrition planning and medical research.

"In addition, apps may not mine directly for cryptocurrencies, unless the mining is performed in the Cloud or otherwise off-device", it stated. Apps should not rapidly drain the battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources.

Apple has also updated section 3.1.5 (b), which is specific to cryptocurrencies.

Apple has reviewed its app developer guidelines following an incident with the Calendar 2 app by Qbix in March.

A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (top L) at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017. According to Apple, "Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining".

Apple has banned developers from submitting cryptocurrency mining apps designed for the iPhone or iPad.

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The move allows US iPhone users to share their health record data with third-party apps from autumn.

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If you haven't worked it out yet, this news is very good news and will see some brand-new cryptocurrency-based applications go live on the App Store. In a dedicated cryptocurrency section, the company goes on to break down in more detail what is - and, crucially, is not - permissible.

Apps offering wallets to store virtual currencies can only come from coders who are part of an organization participating in Apple's developer program.

And apps won't be allowed to offer cryptocurrency in exchange for letting them complete other tasks such as downloading additional apps or posting on social networks.

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