China: Central bank declares all cryptocurrency transactions ‘illegal’
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China’s central bank has made all cryptocurrency transactions illegal in mainland China, the bank announced in a statement on Friday.
Overseas exchanges will be barred from serving mainland investors and financial institutions, payment processing firms and internet companies facilitating cryptocurrency trades will be blocked by the Chinese government.
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