Bitcoin is an open ecosystem, and open protocol, meant to free people and their money.
Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange, just gave Bitcoin's openness a giant middle finger by banning Gab, the free speech social network, from their platform.
Bitcoin is supposed to be anti-censorship. But it can't be that if the on-ramps into Bitcoin are controlled by biased gatekeepers who ban people they don't like.
And worse yet, they're setting a precedent that other bitcoin businesses may follow. How long until you get banned?
If you agree this is a dangerous precedent to set, contact @coinbase on Twitter and let them know won't be using them unless they reinstate Gab's account.
submitted by /u/Ginger322
Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet
In Bitcoin in Brief today, billionaire Warren Buffett has been reminded that he was wrong about Google and Amazon, and told he might be wrong about …
Google Alert – bitcoin
I just got a call from (212) 729-7555 asking if I was interested in learning more about Bitcoin and if I wanted to generate profit. The caller said he was calling from Bitcoin Group, and that my information most likely came from Coinbase. Given I never signed up for anything on any Bitcoin related website, I think its safe to assume he got it from Bitcoin. He knew my name and number, both of which are required to register. Is there anything wrong with this? Personally feel a little creeped…
WikiLeaks has had to find alternative solutions for its online shop. On April 20, 2018, the whistle-blowing document depository revealed in a tweet that Coinbase has shut down the WikiLeaks’ online store account.With Coinbase out as a payment processor, WikiLeaks’ online shop has turned to…