Bitcoin-Related Transactions to Be Banned by Alipay as China Continues Its Anti-Crypto War

Libra Coin News
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:47
Yuri Molchan
Chinese Alipay payment provider promises to shut down all transactions related to Bitcoin or any other crypto on it
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China declared war on crypto back in 2017 when it imposed a ban on ICOs. Local crypto exchanges became the next ‘victim’ of the Chinese authorities.

However, at the moment the Chinese Central Bank (the PBOC) is working on its own, yuan-backed digital currency.

Many experts, such as angel investor Anthony Pompliano and Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, have pointed out that China may gain leadership in the industry of digital central bank currencies along with all other benefits that would follow. That may happen, they say, unless the US government creates its own digital USD or allows Facebook to launch Libra.

Following the policy of its government, the branch of the Alibaba Group giant, Alipay, now warns that should its operators spot any transactions related to Bitcoin or other crypto, payment services on them will be immediately stopped.

Last year, Alipay banned all OTC trading accounts to do with Bitcoin.

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.