Google To Ban All Crypto-Related Ads Beginning June 2018

Scott Spencer, the Director of Sustainable Ads in Google, told CNBC today, March 14:

“We don’t possess a crystal ball to know where the future is going to move with cryptocurrencies, however we’ve seen enough consumer injury or potential for consumer harm which it is a place that we would like to approach with extreme care.”
The move affects all of Google’s advertising products, meaning firms won’t have the ability to function crypto-related ads on the search engine giant’s sites, in addition to third-party sites in its network.
Under Google’s recently updated financial products coverage, zero ads for “cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not restricted to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency trades, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice),” will likely be approved.

Cryptocurrency advertisements also have allegedly been disappearing from Chinese social media sites amidst China’s prohibits of crypto markets and ICOs.

The news of a crypto advertisement ban comes only days after crypto advertisers utilizing Google Adwords detected a drastic drop in the number of opinions of their advertisements, based on articles on the Adwords support webpages. But, Google Adwords had in the time denied any alteration in their Financial Services regulations which would obstruct cryptocurrency or Original Coin Offering (ICO) related advertisements.
Facebook had prohibited crypto related commercials in January of the year, citing the potential for “deceptive promotional techniques”

Released at Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:49:53 +0000