Google Accused of Prohibiting Only Ethereum Ads

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An ethereum developer from a blockchain start up called Decenter says Google is not allowing ethereum ads, but bitcoin and eos ads show up. He says: “Any of the keywords that contain ‘ethereum’ in our campaigns are no longer showing ads as of January 9th… you can try searches such as ‘ethereum smart contract audits’ and ‘eos smart contract audits’ – only the latter will show Ads in results. Both bitcoin and eos showed Google ads right at the top. We (London based) tried a search for bitcoin, ethereum and eos. Ethereum didn’t show any ads even for buy ethereum.

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An ethereum developer from a blockchain start up called Decenter says Google is not allowing ethereum ads, but bitcoin and eos ads show up. He says:

“Any of the keywords that contain ‘ethereum’ in our campaigns are no longer showing ads as of January 9th… you can try searches such as ‘ethereum smart contract audits’ and ‘eos smart contract audits’ – only the latter will show Ads in results.

What’s interesting is that the blacklist doesn’t apply to the keywords such as ‘ico’, ‘bitcoin’, ‘eos’ etc. We also tried VPNing to multiple different countries and it seems that no ads with ‘Ethereum’ in the search term are showing up anywhere.”

Google Ads said: “Advertisers may promote cryptocurrency exchanges that target the United States and Japan. Hence,...

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