updated 04:46 pm EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
Part of sea change in Apple policies
A Bitcoin trading app, Blockchain, has been allowed to return to the iOS App Store, reports note. The title was one of several removed from the App Store early this year during an Apple crackdown. The company's policy is normally to prohibit apps allowing activities which may be illegal in some countries. Although Bitcoin has become increasingly accepted, it still sits in a legal limbo in many regions.
Apple reportedly announced its change in policy during WWDC. Blockchain CEO Nicolas Cary says that he used this as a signal to resume development, even though the company remained cautious about investing too much effort into something Apple might still reject. The restored app has also been redesigned to bolster security and performance, and enable purchases from online and offline vendors that accept bitcoins. Later on, it's expected to gain more features from its Android counterpart, like the Merchant Map.