Bitly Blocks 200 Hyperlinks From Andreas Antonopoulos' 'Mastering Ethereum' – Bitcoinist.com

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Bitly (bit.ly) has come beneath fireplace from cryptocurrency circles after the enterprise appeared to dam all of the hyperlinks from Andreas Antonopoulos’ new guide.


Bitly Silent On Shock Block

Antonopoulos, who’s weeks away from publishing his newest information, ‘Mastering Ethereum,’ publicly took problem with the URL shortening service and hyperlink administration platform on social media after a tip-off about it stopping round 200 of the guide’s hyperlinks from opening.

“I’m about to publish my 4th guide and it has about 200 http://bit.ly hyperlinks in it,” he wrote on Twitter November three.

“If you will block hyperlinks, I might want to take away all 200 and change them with a competitor[.]”

Bitly has existed since 2008 and at the moment sees month-to-month visitors of round 600 million hyperlink shortenings.

As of press time, officers had not responded to Antonopoulos’ tweet, and the trigger and future standing of the block stays unknown.

‘Not Your Shortener, Not Your Hyperlink’?

Within the absence of an evidence from Bitly, Twitter customers have been swift to name for a “decentralized” different to personal hyperlink shorteners, figuring out them as a bottleneck.

“Don’t depend on bitly or ANY shortener service. They’re all a single level of failure,” one response learn.