Five Chinese regulators jointly warn against foreign cryptocurrency investments

Asia China Cryptocurrency

A joint warning issued by the People’s Bank of China, the Banking Regulatory Commission, the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, State Administration for Market Regulation and the Ministry of Public Security takes aim at cryptocurrency projects operators, specifically those who provide investment services for Chinese residents while operating via foreign IP addresses.

“Some of these projects tap celebrities and airdrop ‘candies’ as ways for promotion and solicitation. … In fact, they manipulate the prices of such cryptocurrencies to make profits illegally,” the joint statement reads and warns against “likely fraudulent” overseas investment schemes accessible via domestic brokers.

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