NFT: How Apple wants to lock down the AppStore
Having authorised the sale of NFT via its application shop, the Californian giant has now closed a loophole into which some publishers had rushed.
Is Web3 scaring Apple? After publishing a framework for app developers wishing to offer NFTs at the end of September, the 🇺🇸 giant clarified earlier this week that it was now forbidden to import NFTs from "outside" that could unlock features in games available in the AppStore.
In other words, the iPhone maker is not against NFTs. But these NFTs must be acquired in the AppStore, and therefore subject to the 30% commission levied on all purchases (it is lower for small businesses) - which is being contested by many businesses. Gone, then, are the apps to which NFTs purchased elsewhere could be added, such as, for example, via the OpenSea marketplace (where the commission is just 2.5%).