Apple Removes Crypto Podcast iTunes Stores-U.S.-based innovation giant, Apple, surprisingly removed a popular cryptocurrency podcast, which was the 4th most popular investing category podcast regarding cryptocurrencies, without warning or giving clarifications about why the podcast was removed.
The cryptocurrency podcast was hosted by Morgan Creek Digital Partner and crypto analyst Anthony Pomp Pompliano. It was entitled “Off the Chain” and discussed important cryptocurrency related topics, but has now apparently been removed from the U.S. iTunes store.
The users who navigated to its page on the U.S. iTunes store received a message stating:
“The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U.S. store.”
On November 5th, Pompliano tweeted to his 166,000 followers:
“Last week we released a podcast discussing the ultimate argument for Bitcoin. It exploded & ranked #4 in US investing category before mysteriously being taken down by @Apple. We had no warning. We don’t know why. They took down our podcast, but they can’t take down Bitcoin!”
Apple Removes Crypto Podcast iTunes Stores-U.S. based listeners are able to access the podcast if the users downloaded it prior to it being removed by Apple, and it can still be accessed on multiple other platforms, including Google Play, Spotify, Libsyn, and Stitcher.
Removal Of Podcast
After the removal of the podcast, Twitter users tried to find answers for the crackdown of the crypto podcast and believe that the podcast was actually removed as a result of a keyword stuffing, which is when an app, podcast, or website uses long titles filled with keywords in order to rank higher on search results.
This practice, although not necessarily unethical, can lead to skewed search results that provide platform users with irrelevant content, making it more difficult for them to find something that truly matches what they are looking for.
Recently, Apple updated their computer’s software to prohibit its Mac users from mining cryptocurrencies. The company states that the unprecedented mining ban was made to ensure the longevity and efficiency of their devices.
“Apps should not rapidly drain the battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources. Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining,”