Crypto Ban Bypass Strategies: How Chinese Citizens Maneuvered the System

Despite China's ban on cryptocurrency operations, evidence shows that the citizens of the world's most populous country have found ways to maneuver the system, as the average monthly value of crypto flowing into China still stands at a whopping $17 billion.

Despite China’s ban on cryptocurrency operations, the demand for these assets in the region remains unaffected. According to data from crypto intelligence firm, Chainalysis, the average monthly value of crypto flowing into China still stands at a whopping $17 billion, two years after Beijing’s ban. This shows that citizens of the world’s most populous country have found ways to maneuver the system. Moreover, keep dealing with cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

Chinese Demand for Digital Tokens Despite Crypto Ban

Despite an official ban on cryptocurrencies in China, evidence suggests that there is still a strong demand for digital tokens. This demand is evidenced by the creditor profile of the FTX exchange. Also, by the personal statements from Chinese citizens trading on crypto platforms. Moreover, there have been demonstrations of strategies to bypass the crypto ban. The collapse of the FTX exchange last year caused the crypto market to experience a total value loss of $200 billion. Despite this, Chinese demand for digital tokens remains strong.

Sneaking Around Regulations: Chinese Investors Keep Trading Crypto Despite Government Bans

A report from Bloomberg shows that 8% of the customers of the now defunct FTX exchange were Chinese citizens. This is despite the fact that theoretically crypto trading is outlawed for Chinese both at home and abroad. Jack Ding, a lawyer representing six Chinese creditors of FTX who have a total claim of $10 million, pointed out that it is difficult to enforce the ban. It’s as it often depends on the compliance systems of the exchanges used. However, interviews with some Chinese investors revealed that they were able to trade crypto despite the ban. This shows the ability of Chinese investors to find ways around government regulations. Moreover, highlighting the need for better enforcement of crypto trading bans.

Exploring the Gaps in China’s Crypto Ban – How Investors are Evading Restrictions

In recent news, five Chinese investors have been revealed to be trading in cryptocurrency, despite China’s imposed crypto ban. Four of them allegedly used the popular Binance exchange, while one individual is said to have used the OKX exchange. It is believed that the traders used virtual private networks to evade detection, but they all had completed the registration process using their Chinese identification. Furthermore, reports suggest that Huobi, a prominent crypto exchange, offered Chinese citizens the option to access its platform with Dominican identities. These findings indicate the lack of effectiveness of China’s crypto ban, and investors are finding ways to circumvent the regulations.

Crypto Ban Reversal in China – A Possibility?

Recent evidence suggests that Chinese citizens are still trading cryptocurrencies, despite the ban imposed by the People’s Bank of China. Fueling speculation that Beijing may be mulling over a reversal of the ban, is the crypto-friendly stance taken by Hong Kong, a move many believe is backed by mainland China. Additionally, the advent of more Chinese-regulatory-compliant tokens, such as Conflux (CFX), may create a platform for dialogue between the government and the crypto industry. If the ban is lifted, it could result in a massive surge in cryptocurrency adoption.

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency trading involves significant risks and may result in the loss of your capital. You should carefully consider whether trading cryptocurrencies is right for you in light of your financial condition and ability to bear financial risks. Cryptocurrency prices are highly volatile and can fluctuate widely in a short period of time. As such, trading cryptocurrencies may not be suitable for everyone. Additionally, storing cryptocurrencies on a centralized exchange carries inherent risks, including the potential for loss due to hacking, exchange collapse, or other security breaches. We strongly advise that you seek independent professional advice before engaging in any cryptocurrency trading activities and carefully consider the security measures in place when choosing or storing your cryptocurrencies on a cryptocurrency exchange.

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Kassidy Florette
Kassidy followed her friends to buy her first Bitcoin in 2015, has been participating in various projects since 2019 as a marketing communication lead. Her knowledge and passion brings her in as a contributor.