Email service MailChimp blocks Crypto Marketing

The automatic email company, Mailchimp, has joined the global blockade of advertising and marketing against cryptocurrencies and initial offers of currencies (ICOs). The ban is formally recognized in the company’s new terms of service, which were updated on March 29.

The new policy states that the company “will not allow companies involved in any aspect of the sale, transaction, exchange, storage, marketing or production of cryptocurrencies, virtual currencies and any digital assets related to an initial offer of coins, use MailChimp to facilitate or support any of these activities. “

Righteous for sinners

Apparently and as always, the excuse is the same as Facebook, Twitter and Google:

Virtual currencies are “too often associated with fraud, phishing, and potentially deceptive business practices,” adding that Mailchimp “made the decision to update our Acceptable Use Policy to protect the millions of businesses that use MailChimp for marketing.”

We must remember that with Euros, Dollars, Yen or any other currency of legal course “frauds, phising or potentially deceptive commercial practices can not be done” …. ironic mode OFF.

The Mailchimp tool is widely used to inform users who invest in an initial offer project, both those who are frauds and those who are not. This new prohibition only makes cryptocurrencies stronger, which shows more of a fear of them than what is believed to be done with such.

Block before allow

Prevention for lack of government decisions at the legislative level, is leading to prohibit before checking. But apparently the same restrictions are not used depending on what products, since you can find many scams in ad format that have nothing to do with cryptocurrencies or ICOs, with businesses and websites in tax havens or the “black market” of the own deep web. Discrimination and in some cases, restriction of freedom of expression are some of the consequences that these blockages can cause, we will see how it happens.

Jose Felip

Jose Felip

The difficult thing is not to learn, the difficult thing is to know how to teach. Editor and coordinator of the free book "La era de las BLOCK punto COM" CEO of