Apple has rejected the latest version of the Zeus app — a non-custodial Lightning Network-enabled Bitcoin wallet — a day after warning about removing another Bitcoin-related app, Damus. “Your app facilitates the transmission of a virtual currency but was not submitted by a corresponding exchange or recognized financial institution,” Apple told Zeus, according to a tweet by Zeus founder Evan Kaloudis.
“To resolve this issue, please provide documentary evidence demonstrating you have the necessary licenses and permissions to distribute an app with cryptocurrency exchange features in all the locations where your app is currently available.” Zeus is in talks with Apple for approval, as the app does not provide crypto exchange features but facilities payments via a non-custodial wallet. “Being non-custodial should be easy to push back since the product is just a software interface,” according to Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino.
The previous version of the Zeus app is still accessible in the App Store. The news comes a day after Apple warned Damus to drop its “zaps” or Bitcoin tipping feature. Damus now has to remove the zaps functionality from all content sections and can maintain it at the profile level. Damus core developer William Casarin said he would resubmit with zaps in the future as he believes he is not violating any guidelines.