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Google to Ban All Cryptocurrency Ads From June 2018

     
9:24 am on Mar 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google has said in its updated financial services policy it'll ban all cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), wallets, and trading advice, advertising from June 2018.

...the following will no longer be allowed to serve:

Binary options and synonymous products
Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice)

Ads for aggregators and affiliates for the following will no longer be allowed to serve:

Contracts for Difference
Rolling spot forex
Financial spread betting
Binary options and synonymous products
Cryptocurrencies and related content.

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12:59 pm on Mar 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yeah! Less spam to block.
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Yay!
10:23 am on Mar 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've been blocking them on my sites since they started to appear.

Google banning them will just force them to the other ad platforms, where they mostly are already.
11:13 am on Mar 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Pretty similar list of FB. Also its much broader than cryptocurrencies.
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I also block ads from the various cryptomining sites; the ones that advertise how you can make money hijacking your visitor's CPU.

I haven't seen many of those ads displayed on Adsense lately but I see them on the 3rd party platforms.
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I also block ads from the various cryptomining sites


Which makes me wonder about the effectiveness of the blocks - those were not allowed and I am pretty sure Google never allowed hacking services. I have also seen plenty of ads for Payday loans which are also not allowed.
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...those were not allowed and I am pretty sure Google never allowed hacking services
Sorry for not being explicit. Lately the cryptomining ads have been displayed on my back-up ad platform, so I block them. Never blocked them on Adsense.

However, pretty sure some of the cryptocurrency sites, that do currently publish Adwords, also associate themselves with mining software.
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I wonder if it's going to have an impact on the value of the bitcoin.
 

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