Bit.ly Says It ‘Does Not Block Cryptocurrency Sites,’ Fixes Links For Andreas Antonopoulos’ Book


The blacklisting was accidental, the company says.

On November 3, renowned Bitcoin advocate, Andreas Antonopoulos, took to Twitter to claim that URL shortening service, Bit.ly (Bitly), had blocked crypto-related links from his upcoming book.

Cointelegraph has reached out to Bitly, and learned that the links “had been inadvertently blocked,” while the company has reportedly resolved the issue. Nevertheless, crypto-related bans still exist in mainstream media.

‘Why are you blocking links to cryptocurrency sites?’

Antonopoulos, author of several well-known guides to cryptocurrencies, including “Mastering Bitcoin”, called out Bitly on Twitter, revealing details of the block. The company allegedly blacklisted over 200 links featured in “Mastering Ethereum,” Antonopoulos’ new book, due for publication in around four weeks.

“Why are you blocking http://bit.ly links to crypto-currency [sic] sites?” he asked,…



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2018-11-07 21:58:00

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