Apple has reportedly removed a podcast named “Off the Chain” from its iTunes store. The podcast was hosted by crypto analyst and founder of Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano. Prior to its removal, the podcast ranked 4th place in the U.S iTunes on the ‘investing’ category. However, the podcast has been removed from iTunes and Pompliano claims that they did not receive a warning nor do they know why the action was taken.
The podcast hosted an episode last week before its removal where Pompliano interviewed Murad Mahmudov, one of the “highest conviction Bitcoin Maximalists in the world.” The duo had a discussion on the topic “The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument” where they talked about about the bitcoin, how it works as well as “how central banks and institutions should be thinking about Bitcoin.” According to a tweet by Pompliano, he explained that the episode with Murad ranked the podcast as number 4 in “US investing category before mysteriously being taken down by @Apple.”
Pompliano tweeted that he hopes the the podcast’s removal is just a “coincidence”. He also claimed that although Apple took down the podcast, “they can’t take down Bitcoin!” Pompliano told Cointelegraph that they have sent emails to “multiple teams” and they still had not got a feedback. Also comments on Twitter revealed that the podcast could not be found through Apple store searches. Another Crypto podcaster Laura Shin tweeted and suggested that there may be a glitch with Apple and that the removal might not be intentional. Pomp, however replied that it happened 5 days ago and the situation has not been resolved yet.
However, as at the time of writing, “Off the Chain” is still available on other podcasting platforms, such as, Libsyn, Spotify, Google Play and Stitcher.