This week, the well-known email marketing service Mailchimp has been suspending the accounts of media organizations and writers that produce news about cryptocurrencies. Self-custody crypto wallet Edge, crypto intelligence company Messari, Decrypt, and other companies that had been using Mailchimp for their newsletter for more than four years are on the list of affected customers.
There were several reports on Crypto Twitter of suspended Mailchimp accounts in the past two weeks. For example, Edge’s problems with the marketing platform began on Monday when the company was preparing to send out its bi-weekly newsletter. However, it was unable to do so as reported by the community manager, Joelly Garcia, who explained that an attempt to log into the account, returned as a “deactivated” account.
Jess Friedland, founder of NFT collection, “Cryptoon Goonz,” tweeted that he got banned on the 5th of August 2022. He then went on to tweet an image which showed MailChimp’s reason for banning his account which stated, “Please note, we cannot allow businesses involved in the sale, transaction, trading, exchange, storage, marketing or production of cryptocurrencies, virtual currencies and any digital assets.”