China central bank vows crackdown on cryptocurrency trading

A Chinese flag is seen among representations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in this illustration picture taken June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo

SHANGHAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – China’s central bank vowed on Friday to crack down on illegal activities of cryptocurrency trading, banning overseas exchanges from providing services to mainland investors via Internet.

The People’s Bank of China also said it will bar financial institutions, payment companies and Internet firms from facilitating cryptocurrency trading, and will strengthen monitoring of risks from such activities.

Reporting by SHANGHAI NEWSROOM; editing by Jason Neely

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