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China Bolsters Its Stance Against Crypto

Mon 23 Oct 2023 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Luc Jose A.
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China has formally expressed its opposition to the rise of cryptocurrencies. In a recent detailed economic statement, the Middle Kingdom reaffirmed this stance and announced its determination to toughen its position on the matter.

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Chinese Authorities Determined to Curb the Crypto Industry

On Saturday, October 21, the Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Pan Gongsheng, commented on crypto activities. These activities are not welcomed in the country, and this policy is not going to change anytime soon.

This is the position that China has decided to adopt, and it is even hardening its strategy on the matter. A detailed statement presented by Chinese economic authorities reveals that the Asian giant is resolute against speculative activities related to cryptocurrencies.

However, the country does not plan to stop there. In fact, China aims to conduct a rigorous campaign against illegal fundraising and money laundering in the digital asset sector.

This repressive policy, decided by Beijing, has one clear objective: to strengthen the financial stability and economic security of the country, which the Chinese authorities believe cryptocurrencies are impeding.

In essence, Governor Pan Gongsheng’s statements reflect China’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the legality and security of its financial sector, especially in the field of cryptocurrencies.

Is It an Escalation?

It’s worth noting that these statements by the Governor of the People’s Bank of China come at a specific time. A context marked by an intensification of repressive measures against crypto firms.

These measures mainly affect miners and exchanges, two vital segments of the crypto ecosystem deemed illegal by Chinese regulatory authorities. This position has been taken by the state since 2017 when it banned domestic crypto exchanges.

Despite this prohibition, Chinese investors continue to engage with cryptocurrencies. They do so through foreign platforms or, failing that, through peer-to-peer transactions.

In conclusion, China’s toughening stance on cryptos could be seen as an escalation. As seen, its expressed will to mitigate financial risks and combat illegal activities does not dampen investors’ enthusiasm for these assets.

Recently, there was a hint of a potential change in the situation when a Chinese court recognized cryptocurrencies as legal property. It might take some time to see real positive changes in this regard.

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Luc Jose A.

Graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse and holder of a blockchain consultant certification issued by Alyra, I joined the Cointribune adventure in 2019. Convinced of the potential of blockchain to transform many sectors of the economy, I committed to raising awareness and informing the general public about this ever-evolving ecosystem. My goal is to enable everyone to better understand blockchain and seize the opportunities it offers. Every day, I strive to provide an objective analysis of the news, decipher market trends, relay the latest technological innovations, and put the economic and societal issues of this ongoing revolution into perspective.


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