OpenSea bans Cuban artists and clients

Companies are forced to comply with US sanctionsAlthough this is contrary to the principles of free WEB3The largest NFT marketplace OpenSea has deleted the accounts of Cuban digital artists and collectors. They have complied with US Sanctions Act. In a commentary, the company stated: “We comply with US Sanctions Act. Our terms and conditions prohibit serving persons subject to these laws. And also those who live in jurisdictions that are subject to sanctions.” This news was a blow to digital artists from Cuba, who began to master the service since the beginning of 2021, when the rapid development of NFT began.. Due to the pandemic and the suspension of tourism, the country has lost the lion's income to the budget. The famous artist Gabriel Bianchini, laureate of the MIA photo fair and the Havana Biennale, worked at OpenSea. His work was a huge success on the marketplace.. So, the Hotel Havana art token was sold out in a few days. Later, the artist created a local community NFTcuba.ART, which brought together the best Cuban authors. The official NFTcuba.ART account commented on the news about the blocking of OpenSea. since we posted, unfortunate that this post needs to be this.@opensea has disabled our profile.Not only do Cubans on the island, but those who have other nationalities have to endure censorship in web3 company.Buying art from Cubans is not banned in the us embargo— NFTcuba.ART 🇨🇺 (@nftcubaart) December 12, 2022 They noted that US sanctions do not include a ban on the purchase of Cuban art. And since art tokens can be attributed to art, such a ban is unfair.