China’s own tech giant has been in the dog house for a while. The tables quickly turned on founder Jack Ma when he launched his own payments platform called AliPay — a private product for the financial sector, which is mostly controlled by the government.Not wanting to attract anymore scrutiny, the e-commerce giant announced that it will halt the sale of cryptocurrency mining equipment starting October 8 and shut down two sales categories related to mining.Alibaba doesn’t want to sell mining equipment, and Sparkpool, the world’s second largest mining pool based on the Ethereum blockchain, is closing down for good.The company announced that it has shut its doors to users based in China, effective immediately. And, in another two days, it will be shutting down operations altogether.Based in the Hangzhou province of China, the company accounts for an estimated 20% of the total Ethereum hash rate. Its exit could cause the hash rate to take a heavy hit in the days that follow.One of the largest crypto exchanges in China has suspended new user registration from users based in China. And, by the end of year, it plans to block existing users as well.Huobi Global will gradually retire existing Mainland China user accounts by 24:00 (UTC+8) on Dec 31, 2021, and ensure the safety of users' assets. We will inform users of the specific arrangements and details through official announcements, e-mails, text messages, etc, it said in a statement.This is the second time that the exchange has taken a step to pull back its engagement in China. The exchange had previously blocked Chinese users from trading derivatives back in June when China renewed its crackdown on crypto activities.This is in line with what Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, is also doing. It told Bloomberg that it doesn’t operate in China and blocks any Chinese IPs trying to access the platform.While both of these exchanges aren’t taking in any new users from Mainland China, they are still accepting registrations coming in from Hong Kong users. dYdX is the product of a former Coinbase employee Antonio Juliano. And, for him this was a big milestone.The exchange currently has the fourth-highest ranking on CoinGecko among derivatives with the trade volume over the last 24 hours coming up to more than $10 billion — just a week ago this figure was stagnant around $2 billion.According to CoinShares’ report dated September 27, the dip in the crypto market due to the fear, doubt, and uncertainty (FUD) created by China was an opportunity for institution investors — the whales. Between September 20 to September 24 there was $95 million worth of inflows into digital asset investment products — a jump of 126% compared to the week before. Bitcoin was the crowd favorite accounting for $50.2 million of the total inflows with Ether coming in second with $28.9 million.The inflows last week mark the sixth consecutive week of inflows with Grayscale dealing the charge.The country’s ‘Great Firewall’ isn’t just blocking local publications that publish cryptocurrency news but also global players like CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap — two of the most popular crypto market data websites. TM Lee, the co-founder of CoinGecko, told TheBlock that it wasn’t the site that was cut off from Chinese servers, suggesting that it is most likely a move by China’s internet censorship agency.