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YouTube Bans Crypto Channel for ‘Encouraging Illegal Activities’

YouTube Bans Crypto Channel for 'Encouraging Illegal Activities'
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Another crypto-related YouTube channel appears to have gone against the platform’s community policies.

According to July 31 tweet Members of the crypto community and brothers Aaron and Austin Arnold, their daily Altcoin channel of 214,000 subscribers has been terminated by YouTube for “encouraging illegal activities”.

“We are a news/opinion channel,” the two said on Twitter. “We have never promoted anything illegal. The appeal has been lodged.”

The brothers reached out to their 27,700 Altcoin Daily Twitter followers and urged them to contact YouTube and request a refund, using hashtags including #FreeAltcoinDaily.

After more than two days the content of the channel was completely unavailable to subscribers, Altcoin Daily mentioned On August 3, YouTube announced that it had reversed the ban.

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YouTube severely removed videos with crypto-related content in December 2019. Videos with tens of thousands or more subscribers including Chris Dunn were removed, while the Crypto Beadles Robert Beadles page was removed entirely. YouTube flagged one of these bans as a “mistake” during the review process.

In June, the platform shut down the official channel of crypto-focused Bitcoin.com due to a “violation of YouTube’s terms of service.” After the appeal, the channel with 40,000 subscribers was restored after two days. Other crypto content creators have returned their channels after 24 hours offline, including Tone Vays and BTC Sessions, a blockchain-based YouTube channel.

Cointelegraph has had similar experiences regarding YouTube’s bizarre attitude toward cryptocurrency. The platform suddenly pulled the plug on the Bitcoin Halving livestream in May, and recently cut Twitter live coverage in a nutshell.

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