Crypto: Dan Finlay, the co-founder of MetaMask defies Apple

He was, however, one of the scholars of the apple brand before. After having co-founded and co-developed the free crypto wallet MetaMask, he did not hesitate to attack Apple, which had just blocked Coinbase Wallet iOS due to disapproval of the new NFT transfer functionalities.

Apple sows discord with its 30% tax

MetaMask co-founder stands up against Apple

Oh I’m absolutely going to stick together here I guess [MetaMask] and all other wallets [crypto] are next. I’m ready to ditch the Apple ecosystem. The 30% tax is an abuse of monopoly. Tim Cook has donned the Big Brother costume. »

The tweet attached to this post is by Coinbase Wallet. Here is its translation:

You may have noticed that you can no longer send NFTs to Coinbase Wallet iOS. This is because Apple has blocked our latest version of the app until we disable this feature. »

According Decrypt, Coinbase had the support of the co-founder of MetaMask after receiving the injunction from Apple. Depriving Coinbase Wallet of its NFT exchange and transfer functionality and imposing a 30% tax on it is a declaration of war in a way. However, Apple’s current situation does not allow it to impose this tax, it is not blockchain-friendly at all.

The situation prompts Finlay to remain vigilant about the future of MetaMask on the App Store. Thus, he urges the crypto community to stick together:

We are disappointed to hear news that app stores are becoming strict gatekeepers, which is not just an obstruction to growth, but an opportunity for censorship. We believe that as a community we should come together to find a viable solution, so that end users can continue to have the freedom to transact and the technology can flourish. »

Coinbase Wallet removed from the App Store

Apple, increasingly criticized by crypto enthusiasts

Tim Cook and his team received a round of criticism from the crypto community after the announcement of the “Apple tax”. Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, Ryan Wyatt, CEO of Polygon Studios are among the first to show their disgust for this arbitrary decision.

Some are considering the development of other functionalities adapted to classic browsers to circumvent such tax mechanisms.

Apple is not ready to backtrack on this 30% tax. ” Apps may not use their own mechanisms to unlock content or functionality, such as license keys, augmented reality markers, QR codes, cryptocurrencies and crypto wallets, etc. “, she clarified. Still, it will likely impact investor appeal for in-app purchases. Is this a sign that we have to start from scratch because of this tax story?

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