The excitement surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has driven a huge surge in popular interest in Apps that allow individuals to purchase, or sell, digital currencies. This week, something rare happened as an imposter App reportedly managed to evade Apple’s stringent vetting process to post an App claiming to be something it is allegedly not. Apple has historically set a high approval bar for App developers hoping to sell their software on the most popular App store in the world.
Widely discussed on tech news sites and Apple focused blogs, such as 9to5Mac, MyEtherWallet quickly became a top download in the Finance App vertical. But the real MyEtherWallet was not very pleased. And Apple, for some reason, took its time in yanking down the apparently fake application.
Aaaaand the app is still available. https://t.co/AieQ4Rhoft
— MyEtherWallet.com (@myetherwallet) December 11, 2017
The imposter App is apparently the work of developer Nam Le. This individual has some other approved Apps in the Apple store with the most recent offering being Panda Warrior: Kung Fu Awesome. Perhaps a shell game crypto App was a better option to drive revenue at $4.99 per download?