Monero‐Mining Calendar App Removed By Apple


After Calendar 2, a popular scheduling app in the Mac App Store, was updated with the ability to mine the Monero cryptocurrency on users’ devices for the developer’s benefit, it quickly disappeared — but why?

Recently, an update to the Calendar 2 app afforded developer Qbix the ability to mine Monero — a popular, privacy‐centric cryptocurrency — with users’ computing power. The mining function only kicked in, however, if users chose to forgo the $18 full‐app purchase or $1 monthly subscription fee, both of which granted access to the app’s full functionality.

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