While the creation of and migration to U.S.-specific exchanges for compliance purposes is not unusual, a Hong Kong-based source and OTC trader informs news.Bitcoin.com that there is more to the story, and it is not only U.S.-based traders who should be concerned.
The source most notably told news.Bitcoin.com that according to an insider, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is stepping into managerial positions at popular crypto exchange Huobi:
It’s the fact. Already have CCP members take role as huobi management.
As previously reported, the Chinese government also appears to now be censoring criticism of ”blockchain”. President Xi Jinping’s recent public promotion of the technology, coupled with a focus on development of the nation’s own central bank digital currency — known as the digital currency electronic payment (DCEP) system — adds further context to the Hong Kong trader’s reports. “Also president Xi announced China will put more resources into crypto space,” he noted.
With the situation in Hong Kong volatile, fear among crypto traders is pronounced and some worry markets will be overtaken. According to the anonymous source, the CCP is moving to:
Take every leading company in the [financial] industry. Alibaba. Tencent.
The statement hearkens to events in early October, when Alipay tweeted: “There’re several reports about @Alipay being used for bitcoin transactions. To reiterate, Alipay closely monitors over-the-counter transactions to identify irregular behavior and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.”
Do you think Chinese exchanges will be, or already are, compromised by the CCP? Let us know in the comments section below.
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