An unfortunate event took place the last week where Apple ordered Coinbase wallet to remove the featured listing of War Riders.
This decision is part of the uncertain policy of the company which, apparently (even if not clear) does not allow non-fungible tokens to be promoted in applications available through iOS store.
War Riders place itself as the next generation, post-apocalyptic MMO Strategy Game in which you can blow up cars and mine BZN Tokens. With the benefits of the blockchain, the players will enjoy a peer to peer decentralized marketplace for their needs. Users can trade their in-game assets by using BZN, the only form of payments left in the Wastelands.
This Monday Coinbase wallet enabled native support of dapp’s which means that every NFT (Non-fungible token) can be shown in the wallet, in the case of War Riders, NFT can be considered a vehicle for example. While War Riders listing was removed from the iOS app, it’s still available in the Android version of the Coinbase wallet.
We are not here to judge, but we believe this decision shows a lack of freedom, sometimes, when it comes to cryptocurrency, it’s like living in the middle ages. Apple refuses blockchain today, but tomorrow they will accept it, it’s a train and whoever is left behind, stays behind.
Let’s be crystal clear, War Riders, for us, is more valuable than any overpriced ‘sophisticated-pc-alternative’ and smartphone manufacturers in the world. Blockchain is offering a non-government and transparent way to revolutionize games through peer to peer economies.
Don’t forget that games unite the world, it’s by far the most loved hobby since Tetris was invented. While hooligans test their fighting skills outside football stadiums, we, the players, virtually kill each other, laugh about it and drink beers after that. Awesome!
Regardless of this decision, War Riders is conducting a successful presale, their community is highly active and responded with a big amount of complaints against Apple through twitter and other social media platforms.
War Riders with a tweet responded to the recent rejection.
⁉️@Apple @tim_cook What’s bad with wanting to play games? Today we choose to stand up as a community and demand that our voices are heard. Please stop the discrimination #Jointheconversation #cryptocollectible #blockchaingames @coinbase @VitalikButerin https://t.co/S3a4lu8lQ9
— War Riders (@warriders) August 31, 2018
This is not the first time that Apple takes a stand against Cryptocurrencies, Trust Wallet had to remove all blockchain assets from their application or they would be delisted from the iOS Store. Apple also removed SaruTobi, a game that players were able to collect Bitcoin.