Gab promotes Bitcoin and Square Cash app to its users, founder gets instant ban

09 Jan, 2019
by David Borman
Gab promotes Bitcoin and Square Cash app to its users, founder gets instant ban

Controversial social media site Gab recently sent out an email to its users promoting Bitcoin as "free speech money," and advocated the Square Cash App as an ideal way to purchase the digital currency. This seems to have led to an instant ban for the company's founder, Andrew Torba. This comes on the heels of a similar ban coming from Coinbase just days ago.

Gab sent out an email to 850,000 users yesterday, in which it lauded Bitcoin as a means to support any cause without concern of censorship, a sentiment shared by most crypto enthusiasts. In the email it suggested, among others, the Square Cash App as an easy means to purchase the digital currency.

However, within just minutes, this seems to have earned the company's founder a ban on the Square Cash platform, which was promptly reported by Gab to twitter.

Despite the ban of Torba, Square cannot really ban the users of Gab itself and this led to a second tweet where the company still promoted the use of the Square App.

The comment "we know who owns Square," is undoubtedly a reference to Jack Dorsey who in addition to founding Square, Inc. is also a co-founder and CEO of Twitter.

There don't seem to bee any furrther updates as to why Square felt it needed to ban the founder of Gab, but presumably it does not want to be associated with a platform that itself has come under fire for the proliferation of extreme right-wing viewpoints.

How the situation will shake out remains unclear at this time, but be sure to check back with Chepicap for any and all updates!

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Was this ban a fair move by Square?

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It isn't a fair move as well as ban on Coinbase. Internet should become a free-to-everyone place.
10 Jan, 2019 - 09:33
In my opinion it is rude to ban everyone you want. There should be a huge reason for it and Coinbase and Square better have it. Otherwise it is a crime.
11 Jan, 2019 - 09:07

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