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Youtube Bans Unauthorized Crypto Channels

Countless cryptocurrency-related YouTube channel emerges to have affected against the platform’s community rules.

Concerning the July 31 tweet from crypto community members and brothers Aaron and Austin Arnold, their Altcoin Daily channel with 214,000 subscribers was removed by YouTube for “encouraging illegal activities.”

Screenshot from Altcoin Daily Twitter account

“We are a news/opinion channel,” the two said on Twitter.

“We have never promoted anything illegal. An appeal has been submitted.”

The brothers reached out to Altcoin Daily’s 27,700 Twitter supporters, requesting from them to reach out to YouTube and appeal for a reinstatement using hashtags, including #FreeAltcoinDaily.

After more than two days in which the channel content was unavailable to subscribers, Altcoin Daily announced on August 3 that the YouTube had canceled the ban.

Twitter post from Altcoin Daily

Crypto channels beware!

YouTube aggressively removed videos with content associated with cryptocurrency in December 2019. Channels with tens of thousands of subscribers or more, including Chris Dunn’s had videos removed, while Crypto Beadles Robert Beadles’ page was deleted entirely. YouTube associated one of these bans as “an error” during the investigation process.

In June, the video-sharing social media platform shut down the official channel of cryptocurrency news-focused website for “a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service.” After a petition, the channel with all 40,000 subscribers was reinstated two days later.

Additional crypto content creators had their channels restored 24 hours offline, including Tone Vays and BTC Sessions, a blockchain-based YouTube channel.

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