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China's #metoo movement dodges censorship on the Ethereum Blockchain

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The economics sectors that blockchain technology has disrupted continue to increase, and now the #metoo movement in China can be added to this list.

Despite the fact that the government has largely banned activities associated with digital currencies, the technology behind bitcoin has given a voice to #metoo student activists.

Yue Xin, a student at Peking University, tried to bring to the surface the revelations of a sexual assault situation involving a teacher and a student there. two decades long before enlistment. Yue was part of a group of students inspired by the #metoo movement to stand up against the sexual assault sweeping the globe. They learned the details of the sexual assault after a request for access to information.

School officials sought to silence her in response, and now student activists fighting censorship have documented the incident of sexual harassment in perpetuity on the unalterable blockchain. Here is a screenshot of Sup China –

Pandora's Box

Yue shared an open letter detailing how senior officers tried to shut her up for revealing the details of the sexual assault, explaining how she had been intimidated to erase any documentation of the sexual assault. Event and shamefully sent home. In a strange turn, the chain of events almost drove Yue's mother to commit suicide, which is the course of action of the victim of sexual assault in the 1990s. But the Chinese authorities in their attempt to keep a lid on the events opened a Pandora's box of another kind.

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Yue's letter began to spread like wildfire on China's major messaging platforms for millennia, WeChat and Weibo. Eventually, the screenshots were blocked and the messages disappeared.

Rather than succumbing to the government's strength that weakened the #metoo movement in the country, savvy student militants defended themselves by putting Yue's memo on the impenetrable blockchain of Ethereum. The letter was posted anonymously via a transaction that, according to reports, costs less than a dollar.

"It's symbolic but will not be easily adopted by the public masses.The decentralized media still have miles to go, but it gives new hope to people," Isaac Mao told Bloomberg , which is developing a blockchain-based media platform to fight censorship.

China and cryptocurrences

Chinese citizens are not strangers to the government imposing their rights, as evidenced by the one-child restriction that was previously in place for families in the country. Bobby Lee, the founder of BTCC, compared China 's crackdown on bitcoin exchanges to a child' s ban, saying it was "hoping that". ban on trading in cryptocurrency be lifted.

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