Get ready for the battle. It is going to be IMoney, from Apple, versus all the other crypto currencies. Apple began the fight last month by removing the last wallet app from their app store. All this while secretly filing a patent for a virtual currency of their own: http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=10&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=%28apple.AS.+AND+20130606.PD.%29&OS=An/apple+and+pd/6/06/2013&RS=%28AN/apple+AND+PD/20130606%29
Apple announced late last year they had over 1 Million apps in the store, and a total of 40 Billion downloads. Currently Apple allows developers to use third party ads, like www.admob.com to monetize their games. With a simple move, Apple could require that all ad revenue go through them. Instead of AdMob paying the developers directly, the money would go from AdMob to Apple to Developer. At that point, Apple could force developers to accept IMoney instead of USD. So what would Developers do with a bunch of IMoney???? They start paying their employees, their rent, buy office supplies and do their own advertising with IMoney.
Bitcoin has the jump on the distribution network, which now includes retail chains, ATM’s, coffee shops, car dealers and even medical care. But, Apple has over $150 Billion in cash.