Uniswap Labs, the cryptocurrency firm behind the decentralized finance (DeFi) trading platform Uniswap, has successfully launched its wallet app on Apple’s App Store. The Uniswap Wallet iOS app is now available to users in selected countries, including the United States.
The app allows users to trade crypto assets on Ethereum’s mainnet, as well as on Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism. It also offers features such as buying crypto, viewing NFT details, selecting favorite tokens and wallet addresses, and exploring different cryptocurrencies.
This launch is significant for Uniswap as it remains the most popular Ethereum DeFi protocol with $3.47 billion in total value locked. However, Uniswap’s mobile wallet faces tough competition from other wallets such as MetaMask, Coinbase Wallet, and Robinhood’s wallet app.
Apple’s Relationship with Crypto
While Apple’s relationship with crypto has historically been quite conservative, the launch of Uniswap’s app indicates that the tech giant’s stance is starting to change. In the past, Apple has been known to have a complicated relationship with cryptocurrency, with some even claiming that the company has always been anti-crypto.
Apple recently tightened its stance on NFTs, and ex-Apple App Store Director Phillip Shoemaker has argued that Apple has never been supportive of crypto “since day one.” Nevertheless, the fact that the Bitcoin whitepaper has been hidden on Apple computers suggests that Apple’s stance on crypto is not entirely black and white.
Uniswap’s App Launch
Last month, Uniswap launched the wallet to 10,000 early-access users through Apple’s testing platform, Apple TestFlight. In March, Uniswap expressed uncertainty as to why Apple had previously refused to approve the app’s launch on the App Store.
The launch is a significant milestone for Uniswap Labs, and the company has already made the app’s code open-source and published it on GitHub. While the app is currently only available in a few countries, Uniswap Labs hopes to expand its availability to other regions soon.