Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi to clean up existing mainland clients by end-2021


FILE PHOTO: Illustration picture of China flag and cryptocurrencies

© Reuters/Florence Lo FILE PHOTO: Illustration picture of China flag and cryptocurrencies

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global said on Sunday it had stopped taking new mainland customers from Friday and would end contracts with mainland clients by the end of the year to comply with local regulations.

China’s regulators intensified a crackdown https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-central-bank-vows-crackdown-cryptocurrency-trading-2021-09-24 on Friday, banning cryptocurrency transactions and mining, clarifying that overseas exchanges are barred from providing services to mainland investors via the internet.

Huobi Global said in a statement it will conduct an orderly exit of its existing mainland clients on the premise that safety of their assets is guaranteed.

(Reporting by Cheng Leng, Samuel Shen and Ryan Woo; Editing by William Mallard)

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