Crypto Media Banned From WeChat In Sudden Online Sweep

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency media accounts in China have been banned on WeChat, the messenger app owned by Tencent. As first observed by Lanjiner, a China-based finance news outlet, among those affected are Jinse, which is backed by Node Capital, and Deepchain, a site supported by several token funds. At press time, on Jinse’s official Wechat account, none of its previous articles are shown. Instead, a text is posted indicating that the account has been banned. That message explains: “Due to users’ complaints and after the platform’s examinations, the account is found to violate ‘Temporary Regulations on the Development and Management of Public Information Services for Instant Messaging Tools’ and all contents have been banned. The account has been prohibited for use.” The same message is also shown on the account pages for Deepchain, Huobi News and CoinDaily. It’s not clear at this time precisely why the accounts have