Apple has removed the popular crypto podcast “Off the Chain” from its podcast store.
This sudden move by Apple is said have triggered widespread censorship concerns among fans.
The host, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, founder and managing partner of investment firm Morgan Creek Digital Assets, lamented the latest action by Apple in a tweet, saying Apple mysteriously took down the podcast without explanation shortly after it rocketed to No. 4 in the investing category on the US iTunes Store.
The podcast had also been distributed on Google, Spotify, Libsyn, and other platforms.
We had no warning. We don’t know why,” Pompliano lamented on Twitter. “They took down our podcast, but they can’t take down Bitcoin!”
Off the Chain was censored after an episode aired on October 31 called “The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument.” By November 2, Apple had taken down the podcast with no explanation.