China’s Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Has Been Proven Effective
As per new information, the Chinese yuan is utilized under 1% of worldwide bitcoin exchanges, which onlookers say shows that Beijing’s continuous crackown on the cryptocurrency business is having the coveted impact.
When it comes to cryptocurrency regulations, China is known to be one of the most stringent nations in the world. Over the past few years, both in China and around the globe, cryptocurrency scams have been quite rampant. ICOs are not the only area of cryptocurrency-related concern for China. As bitcoin fraud continues to be a prevalent issue, officials are trying to find better ways of cracking down on these crimes.
The Central Bank information discharged shows that the yuan’s offer of bitcoin exchanging has dove from a high value of more than 90% of worldwide exchanges. Subsequent to restricting ICOs (initial coin offerings) in September 2017, Beijing made an extreme position on crypto exchanging, an offer to battle online fraud.
Authorities have closed down 88 cryptographic money trade stages and 85 ICOs since the boycott became effective, as indicated by neighborhood media reports,
“The timely moves by regulators have effectively fended off the impact of sharp ups and downs in virtual currency prices and led the global regulatory trend,” said Zhang Yifeng, a blockchain expert at the Zhongchao Credit Card Industry Development Company.
Guo Dazhi, research director at the Zhongguancun Internet Finance Institute, agreed:
“This indicates that the policy has been very successful. It is within expectations that the yuan’s share in global Bitcoin transactions would drop after China announced the ban.”
Bitcoin mining is another important part of the cryptocurrency industry that is currently banned in China. There are a number of people who are concerned with the negative environmental impacts that bitcoin mining has been notorious for in recent years.
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