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China Is Crushing Foreign ICOs Venturing into the Country

China Is Crushing Foreign ICOs Venturing into the Country

A vice governor of the People’s Bank of China Pan Gongsheng roughly commented on the situation with ICOs in the country, specifically those that had moved overseas but kept communicating with Chinese investors. Gongsheng reminded that ICOs, undercover ICOs and crypto asset trading are illegal in the Republic and represent illicit forms of fundraising and securities issuance.

"Any new financial product or phenomenon that is not authorized under the existing legal framework, we will crush them as soon as they dare to surface,” Pan said. Further, a Chinese state-owned messenger WeChat turned out to be contributing into the regulation by spotting crypto traders and limiting the amount of fiat currency such users can receive via the app. 

Tech Giants WeChat and AliPay Against Crypto

Tech Giants WeChat and AliPay Against Crypto

Сhinese regulators are fighting against announcements anyhow related to cryptocurrency, and giant mobile payment platforms WeChat Pay and Alipay declare to be collaborating with the government in the fight.

Taking Drastic Measures 

Five regulatory organizations in China, including the People's Bank of China and the Banking Regulatory Commission, warned against any digital currency-related fundraising and exchanging operations. 

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