At the beginning of 2014, our iOS wallet was the final bitcoin wallet app to be removed from the App Store. The support we received from the community after this happened was absolutely phenomenal and we thank you for sticking with us through that experience.
Our intent was never to leave iOS users without option to use bitcoin, so we began working on mobile web wallet that would work on any device.
This spring Apple signaled it was changing it’s position with the new App Store Review guidelines, and it appeared the restrictions for bitcoin wallets had been lifted. The most common question directed to us has been, “When will Apple allow bitcoin wallets back?”
As of today, we are excited to announce that Blockchain has returned to the App Store!
Users can now once again enjoy the simple experience of sending, receiving, and storing bitcoins securely on any iOS device.
The new Wallet app remains consistent with Blockchain’s principles: a wallet that allows you to control your own private keys, know your funds are secure, and transact with anyone in the world.
We rebuilt the wallet from the ground up adding security features like a pin screen, improving performance, and updating the user interface. We also changed the default sending fee to .0001 BTC; the same as our Android wallet.
Stay tuned for new releases in the coming months, as we bring features over from the new Android App, including the very popular merchant map. Our whole team is excited to be working on iOS again and we look forward to hearing your feedback.