China sends out another crypto crackdown warning as it orders a Beijing software maker to shut down
- Chinese authorities ordered a software maker to close over suspected involvement in
cryptotrading, reports said.
- Companies can't provide advertising services for crypto-related businesses, Chinese regulators said.
- The move by
China's central bank and Beijing's financial regulator steps up the crackdown on crypto.
Beijing Qudao Cultural Development closed its doors on the orders of a Beijing office of China's central bank, which said the company had facilitated crypto transactions via the software services it offered, Channel News Asia reported. The software company's website is no longer accessible as part of the enforcement.
AdvertisementThe central bank office also warned that companies in Beijing are not permitted to encourage crypto trading in any way. In particular, it noted they are banned from providing physical trading venues and crypto-related services, and from promoting cryptocurrencies through commercial displays or advertisements.
Financial and payments firms were further told not to offer direct or indirect cryptocurrency-associated services to their clients.
China has been cracking down on crypto over the last months. Financial institutions in the country are not allowed to offer crypto services, and associated businesses, such as
The crackdown has had an impact on
The Chinese government has addressed the crackdown, saying that it is necessary to reach the country's climate change targets as crypto mining and transactions use a significant amount of energy. Concerns over security and fraud have also been cited.
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