Bank Of China Ex-Policy Advisor Says Crypto Lacks Intrinsic Value
- A former member of the People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy committee explained why China banned crypto.
- Huang Yiping said lacks actual value and is more of a digital asset than a currency.
- He added that China banned crypto due to severe anti-money laundering issues.
Professor of finance and economics at Peking University’s National School of Development and a former member of the People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy committee, Huang Yiping, published an article on why China banned cryptocurrency.
He reports that when determining a stand on cryptocurrencies, there are several things to consider. First, due to their lack of fundamental worth, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are more akin to digital assets than actual currencies. Furthermore, studies have revealed that around 25% of all Bitcoin accounts and 50% of all trading activity are connected to criminal activities.
Moreover, the maturity of the nation’s financial system and regulatory framework determines the regulatory stance regarding cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Typing informs his readers that the Chinese government forbids cryptocurrency trading there at the moment. The primary reason is that China still has serious anti-money laundering issues. Addi …
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