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Monday, May 24, 2021

China to Ban Bitcoin Mining

Surprising, perhaps?   What are the details? 

China will likely ban all bitcoin mining soon

Country’s top financial regulator homes in on the source.    By Tim De Chantin   in  ArsTechnica

Bitcoin took investors on another rollercoaster ride over the weekend after a top regulator in China announced a crackdown on mining, a new tack in the country’s ongoing fight against the cryptocurrency.

The government will “crack down on bitcoin mining and trading behavior and resolutely prevent the transfer of individual risks to the society,” said the statement, which was issued by the Financial Stability and Development Committee of the State Council, the country’s cabinet equivalent. The committee is chaired by Vice Premier Liu He, who acts as President Xi Jinping’s top representative on economic and financial matters.  ..... " 

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