Apple Shows Bitcoin Hospitality Through New App
Bitcoin acceptance is now growing to be more evident as some of the leading global corporations are blatantly opening its doors to interact with the cryptocurrency. Take Apple for instance.
The Cupertino tech giant recently approved another Bitcoin-powered application to be part of the growing cluster of Bitcoin iOS games. Dubbed as Wheel of Bitcoins, this newest mobile game is based on the world-famous roulette game, only with an exciting twist.
New Bitcoin tipping game to thrive in the app store
Similar to other Bitcoin-powered mobile games, Wheel of Bitcoins is designed to be a Bitcoin tipping game that rewards winners with Bitcoin prizes.
This means that players who catch winning Bitcoin roulette combinations will instantly and directly receive bitcoins through their registered email addresses.
Other than swiftly receiving their rewards, users are also able to immediately withdraw their Bitcoin winnings.
Developers behind the Wheel of Bitcoins app made this possible through the collaboration with Xapo, one of the world’s leading Bitcoin wallet providers.
This partnership, however, has invited more unfavorable receptions from the community rather than positive praises.
According to the majority of players, Wheel of Bitcoins’ joint project with the wallet provider has rendered them with a rigorous identity authentication process that is greatly similar to most fiat-based payment systems.
Through this procedure, Bitcoin has been stripped off its essence as the fastest payment conduit in the market.
The lengthy process is due to the wallet provider’s KYC and money laundering protocols aimed at ensuring the safety of both the business and its clients.
Nevertheless, Wheel of Bitcoins’ addition to Apple’s app store is a great step for Bitcoin’s prolonged mainstream debut.
Apple and Bitcoin: then and now
Bitcoin and Apple have been sharing a rather complicated relationship for the past year and a half. In fact, Apple even made it to the news because of shutting down Bitcoin-based applications that have already made it through the company’s terms and conditions.
However, as months have passed, the California tech titan seemed to understand the true essence of the cryptocurrency. Since then, Apple has been openly accepting various iOS apps that are integrated with digital currencies and in-game tokens, which include Bitcoin.
Currently, Apple’s app store has already approved the registration of seven Bitcoin-powered games and applications, including Wheel of Bitcoins app as the latest.
Although it may be minimal from a layman’s perspective, having more than five Bitcoin-ready apps available in one of the world’s most renowned online stores is an unsurmountable triumph for the Bitcoin community.
Bitcoin Alien, one of the Bitcoin game developers that have successfully published its products on the app store, also shared in an online interview that Apple has full knowledge of the payment systems of Bitcoin games. The game developer also added that Apple is happy with the games’ structure:
“The team was actually accepting of them, had a few questions but they absolutely know that we pay out bitcoin and had no problem with it.”
Bitcoin Alien has already registered three Bitcoin mobile applications that are available in the app store.
Other than making Bitcoin games more accessible for players, the launch of various cryptocurrency-powered mobile games catapult the progress of Bitcoin acknowledgement and acceptance to greater heights.
As these mobile Bitcoin casino games and apps continue to flourish within the likes of the Apple’s app store, it is certain that conventional users will be more adept at utilizing the cryptocurrency for transactions and exchanges in the long run.