China cracks down on bitcoin
Friday, December 6, 2013
China’s crackdown is by far the most decisive by the world’s financial regulators to date. That’s probably because enthusiasm for bitcoin appears to have been greater there than in any other single country. Data from online exchanges suggests that China has in recent weeks accounted for around a third of the global trading volume. For a while, Chinese bitcoin buyers were also paying significantly higher price for their virtual stash than users outside the Middle Kingdom.