Breaking: Mailchimp Reportedly Shuts Down Accounts Related To Crypto, Prices Drop

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Mailchimp is reportedly shutting down accounts related to cryptocurrencies; including news, books, and event announcements.

Marketing automation platform Mailchimp will reportedly shut down all accounts related to cryptocurrencies, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), exchanges, news, books, events, and announcements. Industry expert and Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos tweeted on the subject:

This is the second instance I hear of @mailchimp shutting down accounts related to crypto-currencies. Not ones advertising ICOs, or even exchanges. Just news, books, event announcements.

— Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop) March 29, 2018

Evan Van Ness of the Week In Ethereum tweeted that Mailchimp is shutting down their account in four weeks “because they hate Blockchains”.

So @MailChimp is closing the Week In Ethereum account in four weeks because they hate blockchains.

Centralized capricious power is exactly why we need blockchains

— Evan Van Ness (@evan_van_ness) March 29, 2018

Blockchain job board Cryptocurrency Jobs said their account with Mailchimp is being closed as well.

They’re closing the Cryptocurrency Jobs account as well.

— Cryptocurrency Jobs (@jobsincrypto) March 29, 2018

One Twitter user replied that is seemed as if Mailchimp quickly added a clause to their terms of use banning material related to crypto and virtual currencies.

As of press time, Mailchimp has not made a public statement on the matter.

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Author: Aaron Wood


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