Aragon Leaves Medium Due to Ongoing Cryptocurrency Censorship Issues
Aragon (ANT), a project facilitating the creation and maintenance of organizational structures by using blockchain technology, revealed Wednesday that it has made the decision to move off the Medium blogging platform, citing concerns over ongoing cryptocurrency-related censorship.
— Aragon 🦅 (@AragonProject) August 8, 2018
Earlier this year, Medium adjusted its platform policies to explicitly restrict and scrutinize cryptocurrency-related content. In addition to requiring a fully-completed and authenticated profile, Medium does not allow cryptocurrency-related accounts to “advertise or participate in bounty campaigns, pump and dumps, reviewing for reward, or other forms of brigading or inauthentic activity.”
Medium’s policies are so specific that it even forces users to list
In the announcement, Aragon shared that other projects have faced similar issues with Medium censorship.
And these aren’t just hypothetical concerns of what might happen. This has already happened to our friends at Status who had their blog post censored and never published on Medium even with several re-iterations of changes to the post.
In light of these issues, Aragon has made the decision to move its current and future blog posts onto Ghost, a completely open source publishing platform that was founded in 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Ghost is backed by a remote team spread across 5 continents, has nearly 800,000 registered users, and a run rate of over $1 million.
Aragon also cites non-crypto related Medium policies as drivers for moving to Ghost, including the fact that Medium no longer allows users to set custom domains. Ghost, on the other hand, allows users to set sub-domains for each blog they own.
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