BREAKING and FINALLY … @justinsuntron 's weibo (Chinese Twitter) account is now officially SHUT DOWN— Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🪐🦖 (@DoveyWan) December 12, 2019
totally not surprised given how loud he has been on Weibo even after the Buffet Lunch/kidney stone drama…
"Blockchain, not crypto", and of course, not TRON pic.twitter.com/nUsOKm8daP
Not the First Time Weibo Has Censored TRONJust last month, BeInCrypto reported that the official TRON account had been taken down, and on the very same day Binance saw its trading account on Weibo banned as well. All of this comes as China continues to crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges and related platforms, despite touting blockchain as a revolutionary technology. In the thread, Wan noted that as of now both Binance’s new Weibo account and that of their CEO, Changpeng Zhao, are still active.
Justin Sun himself was quick to respond by both urging people to keep following him through Twitter and claiming that this will be “resolved asap.” It is unclear if there is actually any recourse for Sun at this time.
just checked, @cz_binance 's weibo is still active, and their new Binance weibo account is also active.— Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🪐🦖 (@DoveyWan) December 12, 2019
However, @heyibinance 's weibo is shut this time (which is likely a follow-up action of last Binance weibo shut)
#TRON is super #safu! Just follow me on @justinsuntron. We have a direct channel to Weibo and will get this resolved asap. $TRX #TRX— Justin Sun🌞 (@justinsuntron) December 12, 2019
News for and Against Justin SunObviously, the Twitter community was not thrilled with this news. Several voices came out in support of Sun, claiming this was just more evidence of the project’s relevance. Others were quick to call the cryptocurrency a scam, seemingly unfazed by the larger issue at hand about censorship. As for the market itself, the price of TRON did take a bit of a dip from the news but has since partially rebounded. Regardless of whether they use TRON or not, many are concerned about what this could mean for the entire decentralized currency community. If China can censor social media simply because they don’t like what someone is promoting, then surely any government can. It is worrying to think other major nations like Russia or the US could conceivably follow suit. Hopefully, the power of this technology will win out in the end, but for now, we will likely continue to see stories like this come out until governments either embrace cryptocurrency or eliminate it entirely.
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