Boom: China Declares All Virtual Currency Transactions “Illegal”

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As a Technocracy, it is no surprise that China would summarily wipe out any and all competition for its own central bank issued currency. Secondly, this is a form of capital controls because many citizens were moving their wealth offshore with Bitcoin and Ether. That avenue is now closed. ⁃ TN Editor

China expanded its escalating crackdown on cryptocurrencies on Friday when its central bank declared that all activities related to digital coins are “illegal” and must be banned.

In a statement the People’s Bank of China said the latest notice was to further prevent the risks surrounding crypto trading and to maintain national security and social stability.

Curiously, the statement is dated September 15, but only hit the central bank’s website at 5pm on Friday.

Incidentally, the news was already priced in once, with rumors of PBOC crackdown sending the price of bitcoin lower in mid-September when Bitcoin traded just below $50,000.

Naming bitcoin, ether and tether as examples, the central bank said cryptocurrencies are issued by nonmonetary authorities, use encryption technologies and exist in digital form and should not be circulated and used in the market as currencies. The PBOC specifically targeted overseas cryptocurrency exchanges declaring that it was illegal for them to provide online services to residents in China.

The statement is the culmination of years of failed crackdowns on cryptos and is nothing new for the authoritarian state. In 2013, the country ordered third-party payment providers to stop using bitcoin. Chinese authorities put a stop to token sales in 2017 and banned crypto exchanges from operating within its borders in 2019 but individuals in the country continued to find ways to trade bitcoin and other digital currencies via over-the-counter or peer-to-peer transactions. More recently, the country banned all crypto mining, which however only prompted miners to shift offshore.

In May this year, a powerful Chinese superregulator pledged to crack down on bitcoin trading and energy-intensive mining, helping to send the price of bitcoin tumbling, only to rebound again. Financial regulators in the country have also gotten tougher on banks and payment companies and in June ordered them to take a more active role in weeding out crypto-related transactions.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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D.Smith

What’s going to happen to cash? Will it be worth anything if we pull it from savings or checking accounts? What about the future of gold and silver and platinum, etc? IS there a future in precious metals?

Anne

If the digital monetary system works anything like the current currency system. I’m sure the same crooks will be in charge and calling all of the shots for that system as well. We can get an idea of those who will be left out or punished within that system by taking a peak at China’s credit score system. We’re already hearing of and seeing threats carried out against people who are refusing the covid shots. That issue alone could keep people out of the digital currency market among other things. The way I see it. The days are coming (and… Read more »