Apple Inc. stated in a recent policy update that it will accept non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in applications but will not allow them to be used to unlock in-app content or features.
In-app purchases can be used by apps to sell and buy services linked to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), such as minting, listing, and transferring.
The company stated in its updated App Store Review Guidelines that:
“Apps may not use their own mechanisms to unlock content or functionality, such as license keys, augmented reality markers, QR codes, cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency wallets, etc.”
In addition, Apple clarified that apps may use in-app purchases to sell and sell services related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), such as minting, listing, and transferring.
Aside from this, the new feature updates may allow users to view their own NFTs, provided that NFT ownership does not unlock features or functionality within the app.
Furthermore, Apple says that apps may allow users to browse NFT collections owned by others, provided that the apps may not add buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to buying mechanisms other than in-app purchase.