Facebook bans all cryptocurrency ads

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 31/01/2018 22:29

Facebook has said it will block any advertising promoting cryptocurrency products and services.

The company said it was open to emerging technologies but many companies were not acting in "good faith" when extolling the virtues buying into virtual currencies.

Recently, a wave of new currencies have emerged, seeking to piggyback Bitcoin's huge increase in value.

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