China Weighs Calls for Crypto Regulations

March 31, 2019

The People’s Republic of China has taken a notably harsh regulatory approach to the cryptocurrency industry over the past several years, as evidenced by its complete ban on crypto exchange platforms, crypto trading, and initial coin offerings (ICOs), among other crypto-related activities.

Nevertheless, the Chinese government has recently introduced new anti-anonymity regulations to allow for what it describes as “orderly development” in its blockchain sector.

Chinese legislative delegates and political advisors are also calling for clear and strict crypto regulations during the country’s largest annual political meeting, the ongoing “Two Sessions,” when both the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convene for two weeks

The Question of Crypto Regulations

Shi Guilu, a deputy of the NPC, China’s legislator, and chairman of Shaanxi Rongmin Holdings Group, stressed the importance of formulating a clear regulatory framework for virtual currencies. His proposal to this year’s NPC session is to define digital assets as non-fiat currency.  Shi is also advising the government to tighten its control on the cryptocurrency market and introduce strict, concise regulations.

Meanwhile, Gong Fuwen, member of the CPPCC, believes cryptocurrency tradings should be banned in their entirety to prevent financial risks. He also proposes regulating digital tokens as private equity securities if they raise funds via ICOs, arguing that these types of projects should be barred from “raising hype” by relying on the concept of blockchain to sell their products.

Such proposals by key political advisors and legislative delegates indicate an overall push for strict regulatory measures, aiming to eliminate fraudulent ICO projects and what is being perceived as overblown hype surrounding crypto assets.

About Asia Blockchain Review

Asia Blockchain Review is the largest initiative for media and community building in Asia for blockchain technology. It aims to connect all blockchain enthusiasts on a regional scale and facilitate the technological foundation of blockchain through a range of group discussions, technical workshops, conferences, and consulting programs.

Our goal is to cultivate and encourage a collaborative community for our members to gather, share their experiences and endeavors in the blockchain space, and brainstorm the potential uses of blockchain technology.

Follow Asia Blockchain Review on:

    Related Article
    Blockchain Enables Verification of COVID-19 Immunity
    Given the virus is not going to disappear in a hurry and we are some time away from vaccinating the ...

    November 21, 2020

    Illicit Cryptocurrency Activity: A Concern
    Market regulators such as SEC has accepted cryptocurrencies as a financial instrument and are consta...

    November 20, 2020

    IBM Using Blockchain to Help Businesses Reopen during COVID-19
    IBM’s healthcare unit, IBM Watson recently announced that they will soon be launching an app to supp...

    November 20, 2020

    Canadian Pacific Railway Collaborates with TradeLens
    Canadian Pacific Railway recently collaborated with TradeLens in a bid to improve its efficacy as an...

    November 19, 2020

    We provide information about Asia Blockchain Review latest activities as well as global blockchain news and research. Subscribe to our Newsletter now or Contact us