Apple will allow software developers include
virtual-currency transactions in their applications.
"Apps may facilitate transmission of approved
virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with
all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app
functions," Apple said in an update to its App Store review
It is not clear whether Apple refers to Bitcoin or any other
future form of virtual currency.
Virtual currencies are not backed by any government or central
bank and are bought and sold on a peer-to-peer network
independent of central control.
U.S. state regulators are looking to toughen rules on the use
of the virtual currencies as they see risks associated with
Last week, satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would
accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third