Last week, Apple ordered Coinbase Wallet to remove crypto collectible game “War Riders” because it sold cryptogoods. A Coinbase employee reportedly told a War Riders employee the following:

Quick heads up – we will be removing from the iOS version as we’re not able to highlight dapps that facilitate purchase of digital goods.

This should come as no surprise. There are zero apps that interact with cryptogoods in the App Store today, and prior actions have been consistent with this policy. Trust Wallet CEO said this in July:

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