Congressmen in the United States have criticized tech giant Apple for the ostensibly stringent guidelines set by its iOS App Store. The senators brought up questions about how the App Retailer’s policy for crypto-related operations may affect the country’s larger blockchain community.
Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Republican Congressman Gus Bilirakis joined forces to write a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook seeking information regarding the tech company’s guidelines for interacting with crypto-related features on the App Store. The lawmakers also emphasized Apple’s dubious actions in light of ethical business practices.
The Congress members requested the Chief Government to accommodate the request for information on App Retailer’s crypto insurance plans in response to the letter written to Tim Prepare dinner. The Innovation Information’s Chairman and Ranking Member, Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Jan Schakowsky, want to determine how Apple’s policies will affect American leadership in emerging technologies like blockchains, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other distributed ledger technologies.
The senators asked for information on any plans to create a utility utilising blockchain technology, App Retailer’s
policy on overseas users, how the platform prioritises users, and other relevant factors influence how crypto-related platform functions are handled.
“It’s crucial that Congress fully comprehends the App Store Guidelines and the extent to which these guidelines stifle innovation and American technological leadership. The Congress members claimed that Apple’s support for cutting-edge emerging technologies like blockchains, NFTs, and other distributed ledger technologies “might solidify American control of those technologies.”
The MPs also brought up issues with Apple’s purported treatment of competitors. The tech industry was given until August 14 to respond to their inquiry. Business executives applauded the bipartisan push for cryptocurrency along with Coinbase’s Paul Grewal and the Blockchain Association’s Kristin Smith.