Bitcoin is an open ecosystem, and open protocol, meant to free people and their money.
Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange, just gave Bitcoin's openness a giant middle finger by banning Gab, the free speech social network, from their platform.
Bitcoin is supposed to be anti-censorship. But it can't be that if the on-ramps into Bitcoin are controlled by biased gatekeepers who ban people they don't like.
And worse yet, they're setting a precedent that other bitcoin businesses may follow. How long until you get banned?
If you agree this is a dangerous precedent to set, contact @coinbase on Twitter and let them know won't be using them unless they reinstate Gab's account.
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