CoinJar is relaunching its iOS App following Apple’s recent App Store policy update, which appeared to permit apps transmitting bitcoins.
CoinJar is an Australia-based app which lets you store and send bitcoins. According to their site, they have over 22,000 users and have processed over $40 million worth of transaction over the past year.
The app was first relaunched in Australia and the U.K. It is also being supported in at least 19 other countries.
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Reaction in the Bitcoin world is positive. Key figures are weighing into news of the first app to return since the policy shift. It is being considered by some as a significant turning point for Bitcoin. Barry Silbert of SecondMarket tweeted:
Others, however, are wondering when an Android app would be available. One would think this should be easier since Android has always been allowing apps transmitting bitcoins. They would also reach a greater audience, as Android is expected to own 80% of all mobile operating systems by the end of this year.
Others are using this development as yet another confirmation that the Bitcoin price will keep rising. Today, it spike over 3% in a short period when further indications of mainstream acceptance surface with John Donahoe’s latest comments on Bitcoin.