Reports have emerged that Chinese officials are closely monitoring crypto activities and implementing innovative strategies to tackle crypto money laundering.
According to the state-owned Chinese TV channel CCTV, the country’s Ministry of Public Security has resolved 259 cases of money laundering in cryptocurrency.
It also seized cryptocurrencies worth 11 billion yuan, or roughly $1.7 billion, and described the recent development as an important hack.
China has been wary of new technologies but has made its anti-crypto stance very clear.
Often described as one of the most repressive, policy makers first banned financial institutions from engaging in any crypto-related transactions in May 2021.
The next goal was to stop and prevent domestic mining of cryptocurrency, which escalated last June.
Three months later, cryptocurrencies were completely banned.
The government of the world’s second largest economy has identified the negative environmental impact of mining, as well as the use of digital currencies for fraud and money laundering.
More than anything else, China is keen to push and launch a digital version of its yuan currency.
Cryptocurrency mining is outdated in China:
As part of its efforts to help reach the peak of carbon neutrality and carbon neutrality goals, the China National Development and Reform Commission recently concluded that cryptocurrency mining is obsolete in the country.
The activity of Bitcoin mining and other cryptocurrency mining in China has been completely eliminated.
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