In a rather shocking announcement, the move-to-earn app STEPN announced that they will stop supporting users from China soon. Although the company will not remove any user accounts from China, the move certainly doesn’t bode well for its user growth. What led STEPN to this decision though? Read on to find out more.
Why STEPN app is not supporting users from China soon?
Starting from July 15th at 24:00 UTC+8, STEPN will not provide any GPS and IP-based geolocation services to users from China. According to the company, the move came as part of the firm’s compliance with the Chinese Law on geographic data restrictions in China.
Under the law itself, only entities with special authorization from The State Council in China can perform surveying and mapping work within the country. In its Twitter post, STEPN made it clear that the team has never planned to start its operations in China. Thus, to avoid…