Twitter Inc has announced that it would ban the advertisement of cryptocurrencies on its platform, joining Facebook and Google in a clampdown on the nascent industry, the company said in a statement.
The San Francisco-based firm will this week launch a policy that prohibits advertising of initial coin offerings (ICOs), a form of crowd-funding used to raise cash by creating new coins.
Also included are adverts that promote token sales and crypto wallet services, the company said in a statement.
The policy will also ban adverts from crypto-exchanges, with some limited exceptions.
Twitter said this month it was taking measures to prevent crypto-related accounts from “engaging with others in a deceptive manner’’, but it has faced calls to go further after bans by Facebook and Google.
Facebook restricted crypto-related adverts in February, while Google announced a ban on March 14 that comes into force in June.