Tag Archives: Censorship

Why Facebook Should Not be Trusted With Cryptocurrency

The race to launch the first crypto powered messenger app is heating up. Naturally the internet monopolies such as Facebook are scrambling to be first, but looking at its history it is one of the least suitable to handle decentralized currencies. New contenders are appearing on the scene with far better credentials than the world’s largest social media… Read More »

China Gets More Blockchain Censorship Powers Under New Rules

China’s crypto angst has shown no sign of abating as we enter a new year. Another raft of restrictive regulations has just been implemented for blockchain companies in the People’s Republic.Data Privacy Not Applicable in ChinaThe Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has just introduced more regulations for companies dealing with distributed ledger technology. According to the official announcement… Read More »

China Introduces New Anti-Anonymity Regulations for Blockchain-Related Companies

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has introduced new regulations for blockchain firms that are operating in the country. The announcement was published on the regulator’s website on Thursday, Jan. 10. According to the CAC, the guidelines, which will come into force on Feb. 15, were developed to contribute to the healthy development of the industry. The document… Read More »

China’s Internet Censor to Start Regulating Blockchain Firms Next Month

China’s internet censorship agency has approved a set of regulations for blockchain service providers in the country that will take effect in mid-February. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published its new “Regulation for Managing Blockchain Information Services” on Thursday, defining blockchain information service providers as “entities or nodes” that offer information services to the public using blockchain technology via… Read More »

Gab Turns to Square’s Cash App After Coinbase Allegedly Froze Its Account

Controversial social media site Gab is reportedly now using the Cash App from United States-based payments firm Square to transact and receive Bitcoin (BTC) donations. The company’s official Twitter posted the announcement Jan. 6. Founded in 2016, Gab is a social network which presents itself as a haven for uncensored speech online. It has risen to notoriety due… Read More »

Coinbase Reportedly Bans Personal Account of Social Media Platform Gab Founder

The personal Coinbase merchant account of Andrew Torba, social media platform Gab’s founder, has been terminated, the official Gab.com account tweeted on Jan. 4. As blockchain blog Breaker reported earlier, Gab’s business account on Coinbase was allegedly closed in December. The news source put forward that a possible reason why it is hard for Gab to obtain a… Read More »

‘How to Use Bitcoin Anonymously’ Article Gets Banned on Medium

Publishing platform, Medium, has allegedly jumped on the censorship “ban-wagon”, after suspending an account which posted a Bitcoin anonymity guide. Whilst Medium has not confirmed the reason, several Twitter users have claimed previous account suspensions based on crypto-related content. Storm In A Teacup So what can have incurred the wrath of Medium so much that they felt it necessary to wield… Read More »

Major American Magazine Time Column Reports About Bitcoin’s Liberating Potential

Bitcoin (BTC) has a substantial liberating potential, American mainstream newspaper Time reports on Dec. 28. The aforementioned article claims that “speculation, fraud, and greed in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry have overshadowed the real, liberating potential of Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention.” According to the article’s author, Bitcoin “can be a valuable financial tool as a censorship-resistant medium of exchange.”… Read More »