• 28 May, 2024
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Uniswap Wallet App Debuts on iOS After Apple Approval Challenges

Uniswap Labs, the company behind the decentralized finance (DeFi) trading platform Uniswap, has successfully launched its Wallet app on the Apple App Store for iOS users in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. The announcement, made on Tuesday, stated that the app had been approved for use in several countries and will continue to launch in other regions as Apple permits.

The Uniswap Wallet app enables users to trade crypto assets on Ethereum’s mainnet, along with Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism. In addition, it offers features such as buying crypto, viewing NFT details (though not trading them), marking favorite tokens and wallet addresses, and exploring different cryptocurrencies. Previously, Apple had refused to greenlight the app’s launch on its store without providing a specific reason.

Apple holds the key

Uniswap Labs released the wallet to 10,000 early-access customers last month via Apple’s testing program, Apple TestFlight. After a successful beta launch, the app has been released to the general public. However, it is unknown when or if Apple will authorize Uniswap’s software for usage in additional locations.

Furthermore, Uniswap Labs has taken a transparent approach by making the app’s code open-source and publishing it on GitHub.

The approval of the Uniswap Wallet comes as a surprise, given Apple’s recent tightening of its stance on NFTs and crypto. Ex-Apple App Store Director Phillip Shoemaker has claimed that Apple has been anti-crypto since the beginning. However, the presence of the Bitcoin whitepaper hidden on Apple computers suggests that the tech giant’s relationship with cryptocurrencies remains complex and enigmatic.

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