The debate around which one is better i.e. Centralization or Decentralization has caught a lot of attention due to valid reasons. Some think centralization is crucial to have a sense of control over the dynamic crypto world, whereas some profess about the truly free nature of cryptos that can only be achieved through decentralization.
This debate’s fever has caught many into its claws. The recent example involves Apple (AAPL) App Store and Binance’s Trust Wallet. AAPL App Store has dismissed the proposal of an update to the Binance owned ‘Trust Wallet.’ Binance is an established name, and the crypto wallet supports crypto tokens such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), ERC- 20, ERC-223, ERC-721, and many more such coins.
In the past few days, the founder of Trust Wallet, Viktor Radchenko posted on the official Twitter handle about this dismissal. He mentioned that Apple has ‘rejected’ the proposed update for the Trust Wallet. This rejection was the second rejection within seven days. In his post, he pointed at how the decentralized apps are getting censored.
Apparently, this kind of censorship is not new. Since the past two years, the decentralized apps are getting dismissed on the App Store. Since Apple can’t directly control all the decentralized applications that are supported by the Binance’s Trust Wallet, censorship may end up Binance’s Trust wallet to chart out a detailed list to Apple about all the decentralized apps it will allow the users to use on the platform. Only by revealing the list of the decentralized apps, there will be any chances of Trust wallet to get accepted by Apple, as per Radchenko. On this, the founder of Trust Wallet said in his Tweet,
Only one solution given by Apple: Remove access to decentralized applications, no questions asked.
— Viktor Radchenko (@vikmeup) April 22, 2019
Google’s Play Store VS Apple’s App Store:
If we were to compare the App store and the Google play store, there can be much more flexibility found on the Google play store.
Crypto landscape is a growing domain and will pull out newer innovations for a good period of time until some stability is found. Till then, a sensible approach would be to openly embrace the new developments in the crypto world rather than to be defensive. It is understandable that the new changes can be scary, but with the new innovations, it will come to the newer solutions to tackle the challenges that tag along.
It would be interesting to see where the centralization vs decentralization battle would lead this situation to.