BitPay blocks Hong Kong Free Press during protests

posted 5 days ago
Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has blocked payments(donations) to the non-profit Hong Kong Free Press for 3 weeks and counting, coinciding with the protests.

The Hong Kong Free Press chief editor tweeted “Funds held for weeks simply b/c HK banks use SWIFT not IBANs. Never use @BitPay, folks. Truly the worst experience you can imagine - poor reputation, abysmal communication, horrible customer service, *very* high fees. Almost any alternative will be better. @spair @BitPaySupport”
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