Will China’s cryptocurrency ban spark a global crypto crisis?

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    China has been tightening its regulations on cryptocurrencies. A recent move has been its ban on financial institutions, including banks and online payment channels, from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions. What does China’s crackdown mean for crypto in the country? Why has China tightened its regulations on cryptocurrency? How might China’s ban affect the world cryptocurrency market? Tsai Wei-Tek, a blockchain expert and a professor from Beihang University, shares his views.

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    A cryptocurrency, crypto-currency, or crypto is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange wherein individual coin ownership records are stored in a ledger existing in a form of a computerized database using strong cryptography to secure transaction records, to control the creation of additional coins, and to verify the transfer of coin ownership.

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized cryptocurrency. Since the release of bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies have been created.

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