The Chinese instant messenger WeChat has blocked accounts related to the sale of Mining equipment from Bitmain and analysis of movements of cryptology, CoinDesk reports.
In particular, on September 10, the official channel of the manufacturer of Bitmain Mining Equipment "antminersale" got to the "black list" of the service.
Following users' complaints, the platform [WeChat] has reviewed and discovered that this account – without having acquired authorized credentials or licenses – has been publishing and distributing information of relevant businesses it is involved in
However, the second similar to Bitmain account "antminer_official" is still available in WeChat. Representatives of Bitmain declined to comment on the situation.
In addition, the operator of the Goldcoins channel, who previously published analysis and forecasts of the crypto-currency market, reported problems with access to the account. Delphy project's account is under a ban too. This startup which develops an analogue of the market predictions Augur on the Ethereum's blockchain.
In both cases, WeChat named the same reasons for blocking as for the Bitmain account.
Wecchat, originally developed by the Chinese technology giant Tencent, began blocking media accounts related to the cryptocurrencies at the end of August. According to CoinDesk, over 30 accounts have been blocked so far. WeChat has not yet explained the reasons for the ban.