Over the weekend, news surfaced that domineering fashion brand, Apple, has softened in its approach to NFTs. True to form however, the questionable tech giant will require a tribute in order to access its services.
Going forward, Apple has revealed that apps incorporating NFTs must adhere to its in-app purchasing rules. Therefore, surrendering a hefty 30% of the price of any NFTs traded on the platform. A step too far for many blockchain startups already running at tight margins.
Following the news, several members of the NFT Twitter community came out in defense of the move, arguing a 30% commission to gain access to a billion user (according to Apple) market represents a worthwhile investment. However, the move seems at odds with the decentralized ethos of NFTs and the blockchain. A movement that exists as a two-finger salute to overbearing corporations and their stranglehold on the industry.
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