Apple Pulls Twitter Alternative Damus, Crypto Users Outraged

• Apple removed Damus, a decentralized social media app, from its App Store.
• The removal sparked a debate about the importance of decentralized applications and digital freedom.
• Crypto supporters expressed outrage on social media over Apple’s decision and App Store policies.

Apple Pulls Decentralized Social Media App

Apple recently removed Damus, a decentralized social media app backed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, from its App Store. This move has caused an uproar in the crypto community as it raises questions about Big Tech’s power over web services.

Damus‘ Response

In response to Apple’s decision, Damus released a statement claiming that their Bitcoin tipping service does not constitute a sale of digital content or services and that their app had been updated to make this clear. However, this appeal did not affect Apple’s decision to remove the app from its store.

Outrage Over Apple

The removal of Damus has highlighted Apple’s 30% commission policy on in-app purchases which has long been controversial among developers. Crypto supporters have taken to social media to express their outrage over the tech giant’s decision and its policies.

Criticism of Big Tech

Critics argue that Big Tech companies such as Apple have excessive power over web services and may abuse this power when making decisions like removing Damus from its store without justification or explanation.

Future of Digital Freedom?

This incident has sparked conversations about the importance of decentralized applications and digital freedom overall. It remains uncertain what kind of effect these conversations will have on future developments concerning Big Tech regulation and decentralization efforts in the crypto space.