♦ Apple developers can now choose whether they want to accept Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has ruled that developers are no longer required to use Apple’s payment system in their apps.
The decision could potentially open the door for in-app purchases to be made with crypto, so some members of the cryptocurrency community see it as a win for the industry as a whole.
Ran Neuner, host of CNBC’s Crypto Trader program, said that the results of the much-anticipated decision are a “huge” development for digital assets.
“This is GREAT for Crypto [bir gelişme]. Apple has dictated its own payment mechanism for years, now the door is open for new payment methods!! The market is not yet aware of this.”
This is HUGE for Crypto. Apple has dictated the payment mechanism for years ,now the door is open for new payment methods!! The market doesn’t realize this yet.https://t.co/qm1VacCDQw
— Ran Neuner (@cryptomanran) September 10, 2021
Epic Games, the video game developer behind Fortnite, has taken Apple to court over the company’s requirement for in-app purchases.
Apple normally charged 30% of money earned from apps and various in-app purchases as commission. The popular game was removed from the App Store in retaliation when Epic Games added its own payment method to Fortnite to receive full revenue.
As a result of the court’s decision, developers are encouraged to look for alternative payment methods to avoid paying commissions, potentially accelerating cryptocurrency adoption.
It should be noted that the trial is still ongoing. The judge’s injunction is expected to take effect within 90 days. Apple has yet to decide whether to appeal today’s decision.