Bitcoin And Crypto Enthusiasts Slam Tech Giant Google
The year began great for the crypto market, with prices going to the moon for both Bitcoin and the digital assets.
The most important coin in the market was even able to surpass the $10k level more than once, but then, the coin saw massive price drops due to various reasons.
These reasons include the global fears about the spreading of the new coronavirus, but also natural corrections of the coin ahead of the halving event, which is scheduled for May.
Now, after Donald Trump announced more measures to be taken to stop the spreading of the coronavirus in the US, the markets seem to be falling again, and the crypto market is no exception.
At the moment of writing this article, BTC is trading in the red, and the coin is priced at around $7,500.
Crypto enthusiasts are slamming Google
In other news, the members of the crypto community are pushing back against Google.
They said that the tech giant is still censoring BTC and crypto-related news apps and it’s reportedly also de-platforming crypto-content contributors on YouTube, according to the latest reports coming from the online publication the Daily Hodl.
Crypto lovers made a petition on Change.org that is calling for the US Senate to subpoena Google to explain the company’s actions against the crypto industry members.
This petition promotes the hashtag #ForkGoogle which calls for a Google boycott of the company and also urges people to move on alternative, decentralized browsers such as Brave and SteemIt.
The online publication mentioned above also plans to draw increased attention to Bitcoin and also engage Google and YouTube in discussions about the need to support digital assets.
You may recall that last year, Google recently removed crypto-centric apps MetaMask and Bitcoin Blast from Google Play, and also stopped several crypto YouTubers from posting video content it deemed inappropriate.
The online publication quotes Cointelegraph and notes, “On March 2, Google’s launched a new front [on] its crypto-purge, removing Android applications for many prominent crypto news outlets from its Play Store — including that of Cointelegraph.”
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