SHAPESHIFT HAS BEEN SHUTDOWN IN NEW YORK.steemCreated with Sketch.

in #steemit7 years ago (edited)

Shapeshift, the currency exchange service, has been shut down in New York. Upon entering in shapeshifts address you are redirected to this page http://pleaseprotectconsumers.org/

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This is the headline on the site:

"CENSORED
IN NEW YORK
This service is censored in New York State due to regulations which mandate the extraction of your personal, private information. This jeopardizes your safety, so we refuse to do it."

Luckily I can confirm that using a VPN will remedy the situation for most people. There are many free ones available, personally I use CyberGhost 5 because it is free and you can select what country you wish to identify as.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

For jurisdictions which have elected representatives, we've provided contact information below. Please let them know about the importance of the consumer protection afforded by blockchain technology, and the costs and risks forced upon consumers in jurisdictions which continue to censor it.

CONTACT NY STATE REPRESENTATIVES:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/contact-iframe
This is a link to send a message directly to Governor Cuomo
or by calling this number: 1 (518) 474-8390

This could spell major trouble and regulations on cryptocurrency in the future and this is a HUGE DEAL. We need to make our voices hear to protect this godsend of a technology that will change the face of the world. The government knows it, that's why they are trying to regulate it SO THEY CAN TAX IT AND CONTROL IT. I have tried to GOOGLE shapeshift shutdown in New York for information about this AND WAS BLOCKED FROM THEIR PAGES! This is scary and we need to take IMMEDIATE action.

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I can't believe nobody cares! This is why we have our rights stripped away.

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