r/Wallstreetbets, is enacting a crypto discussion ban after officially allowing the topic for a single day. r/Wallstreetbets, is a subreddit famous for organizing a pump for Dogecoin and the GameStop short squeeze
Following a Bloomberg article titled ‘WallStreetBets Bow to Crypto’, Subreddit moderator u/bawse announced on Thursday that r/Wallstreetbets has now banned crypto discussions forever. Also, it has been announced that subreddit will finally permit crypto discussion strictly limited to Ether (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE), just a day before.
The post reads thus:
“Due to the article that was written [by] Bloomberg who somehow felt that ‘WallStreetBets Bows to Crypto.’ Crypto discussion is banned indefinitely. I’ve read a lot of dumb articles written about wsb. This one takes the cake. P.S. Like always. Please be respectful.”
A Thursday update to r/Wallstreetbets rules reads that the subreddit will automatically remove content mentioning cryptocurrencies alongside nonfungible tokens. “You can mention it in passing but posts whose sole topic is cryptocurrency or the underlying technology are not allowed. The crypto market tends to consist of small accounts and pump & dumps,” the subreddit’s content guide notes.
Founded back in 2012, r/Wallstreetbets is a subreddit where participants discuss stock and option trading. Boasting nearly 10 million members, the subreddit became extremely popular this year after r/Wallstreetbets collectively pumped GameStop’s stock, skyrocketing the price from about $20 in early January to above $340 on Jan. 28.