We’ve been witnessing a sort of crypto-content and applications purge in the past week. Starting with Youtube and the deletion of videos for major crypto channels, such as Chris Dunn, for their crypto-related content with no prior notice. These were taken down based on Youtube’s “harmful and dangerous” policy to which Chris Dunn tweeted: “Youtube just removed most of my crypto videos citing “harmful or dangerous content” and “sale of regulated goods”… it’s been 10 years of making videos, 200k+ subs, and 7M+ views.”
Google did not stop there however, they then removed the Ethereum-based decentralised application (DApp) MetaMask from its play store. Google allegedly cited their policy that bans mining, which does not apply to MetaMask. They MetaMask appealed and the latter got rejected.
Apple seems to be on the same track as Coinbase alerted their users that “In order to comply with App Store policy, we may soon be removing the App browser functionality”.
This crackdown on crypto-content and services came from major corporations in a unified stance and almost all at once. Although this currently seems negative and limiting to the growth of the cryptocurrency market. One can view the alternative perspective which sees a newly regulated asset class with increased investor and consumer awareness, which is a definite positive for the market.
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