Bit.ly Reportedly Blocks ‘200’ Links From Andreas Antonopoulos’ ‘Mastering Ethereum’

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Social media commentators are criticizing URL shortening service Bit.ly (Bitly) after a Twitter user warned Andreas Antonopoulos Nov. 3 that the service had blocked crypto-related links from his book.

Antonopoulos, author of several well-known guides to Bitcoin, quizzed Bitly on Twitter over the block, which allegedly extends to over 200 links in ‘Mastering Ethereum,’ due for publication in around four weeks.

“Why are you blocking http://bit.ly links to crypto-currency sites?” he asked, adding:

“I’m about to publish my 4th book and it has about 200 http://bit.ly links in it. If you are going to block links, I will need to remove all 200 and replace them with a competitor[.]”

Bitly appeared not have publicly responded as of press

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