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YouTube deletes Tone Vays’ popular cryptocurrency channel

YouTube’s policies and decisions have made cryptocurrency content’s future on the platform uncertain.
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On Christmas Eve 2019, YouTube hit many of the leading channels in the cryptocurrency space with strikes and removed content from their channels.

While YouTube did later admit this was a mistake, restore most of the videos, and remove the channel strikes, this mass cryptocurrency purge left many creators in the space uncertain whether crypto content had a future on YouTube.

Since this initial purge, other YouTubers who cover cryptocurrency have had similar issues with their channels and been hit with strikes, content removal, and in some cases, complete channel deletion.

And now Tone Vays, a popular cryptocurrency channel in the space with over 91,300 subscribers and no previous strikes or warnings on the channel until today, has been suddenly banned by YouTube.

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Like with many of the previous cryptocurrency purges, YouTube struck down one of his videos, claiming that it contained “harmful and dangerous content,” before removing his entire channel shortly after this initial strike.

Tone Vays channel with over 91,300 subscribers has been deleted by YouTube
Tone Vays channel with over 91,300 subscribers has been deleted by YouTube

The deletion of the channel, which Tone Vays started in August 2016, means that almost four years of content is gone.

Tone Vays is also unable to communicate with the 91,300+ subscribers that he’s built up over those four years.

Several top cryptocurrency creators slammed YouTube for deleting the channel and described it as “madness” and “unacceptable.”

Ivan on Tech also urged other crypto YouTubers to follow in his footsteps and be independent because “crypto is not welcome on YouTube.”

Ivan announced last month that he would be ending YouTube streaming and instead streaming on his own platform because of the constant problems he’s experienced with YouTube.

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