Tag Archives: Firewall

China’s Internet Firewall Has Blocked Access to Ethereum Block Explorer Etherscan.io

China’s Great Firewall, used by the government to regulate access to foreign internet sites, has blocked one of the most popular sources of ethereum blockchain data. As of Tuesday, etherscan.io, one of the longest-running and most widely used ethereum block explorers, was inaccessible from IP addresses inside mainland China, based on tests performed locally. The change appears to be recent. ... Read More »

Title II: The Internet’s Commercial Firewall

In 2015, Tom Wheeler’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed that the Title II provision of the 1934 Communications Act applied to the internet. In short, the FCC considered the internet a public monopoly and, by extension, should be subject to the 80-year-old policies designed to regulate the telephone monopoly, Ma Bell. Colloquially, we refer to this invocation of Title II ... Read More »