Cryptocurrency wallet mobile app Metamask has been removed from the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store.

The app no longer appears in the app store and direct links to the app as it used to on the Metamask download page.

At first, there was no exact information as to the reason for this and whether the app would become available to users again. Later it turned out that the cryptoproject team refused to pay 30% of the AppStore commission.

Such a high fee was introduced back in October 2022 by Apple and concerned mainly NFT-projects.

At that time, the relevant applications were prohibited from adding “buttons, external links or other calls to action” that could help bypass the app store’s commission when buying NFT and cryptocurrencies.

Of course, representatives of the crypto community were outraged by such charges, as the average commission for NFT purchases is 2.5%, but not 30%.

In March of this year, without explanation, the tech giant postponed the launch of a non-custodial crypto wallet application of one of the largest players in the field of decentralized finance, Uniswap Labs.

At the time, Uniswap Labs lead designer Kallil Capuozzo said that Apple was working with “a set of rules that no one can read.”

By Linda

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