The email marketing provider Mailchimp has stopped providing its services to anyone that creates cryptocurrency-related material. This week, reports of service outages have been appearing on platforms that are affiliated with crypto news, content, or related services. Initially, these platforms began experiencing problems with users’ ability to enter into their accounts.
Accounts related to cryptocurrencies were among those that were compromised, including those belonging to Edge Wallet, a firm that offers services for self-custody cryptocurrency holding, and Messari, a company that does research on cryptocurrencies.
Sam Richards, who works for the Ethereum Foundation, tweeted early this morning that the Ethereum Foundation Ecosystem Support Program is also in danger of being shut down.
Cory Klippsten, who works for Swan Private, an advisory business that provides Bitcoin investing services to companies and high-net-worth individuals, tweeted about the event as well. In light of this occurrence and others like it, Klippensten issued an appeal to other marketing companies working in the business, asking them to “stand up.”
This is not the first time that Mailchimp has gone after material related to cryptocurrencies, as shown by the fact that instances of service outages or suspensions have been reported again this week. The year 2018 is the starting point for this pattern of conduct.
In 2018, Facebook also stopped any cryptocurrency-related ads from showing up on its website because they were not following the rules.