Google Accused of Prohibiting Only Ethereum Ads

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, you may not be able to run ads which target other countries.” They point to a March 2018 notice which says all crypto ads…

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