Markets Crash After Reports That Binance’s Shanghai Office Closed in Crypto Crackdown
Aaron Wood's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 80%
Chinese authorities have reportedly raided and shut down the Shanghai offices of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Citing unnamed local sources, The Block says that local police have shut down Binance's offices after raiding the premises. Binance has not responded to Cointelegraph's requests for comment as of press time.
"Virtual currency transactions in the territory; the other is to issue 'xx coins' and 'xx' in the form of 'blockchain application scenarios.' Currency, fundraising or bitcoin, virtual currency such as Ethereum; third, providing services such as publicity, diversion, agency trading, etc. for registered ICO projects, virtual currency trading platforms, etc." Binance did not respond when asked by Cointelegraph if the company had received this notice. In a move of regulatory arbitrage, Binance opened offices in Malta in 2018 as the island nation ramped up its cryptocurrency-friendly regulatory projects.
Altcoins like Litecoin and EOS are taking a beating with over 9% losses, while Binance's own coin, Binance Coin, is down 10% at press time to trade at $16.58.
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