WeChat is a famous Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. Earlier this year, WeChat announced to block all the crypto related accounts from its platform, currently its now targeting those accounts too which distribute content for the sales of miners and market price analysis.
The official sales channel of bitcoin miningcompany‘Bitmain’with the WeChat ID “antminersale,”seemsto be blocked by the WeChat sinceMonday. As at press time,sorting out contentantecedentlydistributed by the accountends up ina pagethat claimsit’sdesecratedrelevant rules.
The notice states:
“Following users’ complaints, the platform ‘WeChat’ has reviewed and discovered that this account –while not havingrequiredlicensedcredentials – has beenpublishingand distributingdataof relevant businessesit’sconnectedwith.”
However, another Bitmain official accountthat enlistsproductdatafor mininginstrumentality– “antminer_official” – is still active, as during the press time.
Recently, WeChat –the foremostwidespreadcommunicationtool in China – has sloconjointlymade its move to blockaccounts thatwere connectedwith thecryptocurrency market predictions and analysis.
Moreover, the official account of a blockchain projectnamed‘Delphy’ which is an Ethereum-based applicationfor price market predictions, also seem to be blocked since this Monday.
Inall thecases,the common reasonmentioned by the WeChat for the censorshipissame asdeclaredon Bitmain’s sales channel.
The move comesshortlyafterTencent was recently targeted by manymajor digital currency media sources in China, that the platform is allegedlyusedin distributing fake tokens.
So far,overthirtyofficial accountswith reference toblockchain and cryptocurrencyhave beenblocked by the WeChat.