Chinese search engine blocked the results of top cryptocurrency exchanges


China’s stance on decentralized cryptocurrency trading seems to be getting tougher.Chinese reporter Colin Wu And encrypted news sites 8BTC News Both claimed that as of June 9, the search results of some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges were pulling zero results.

The staff of Cointelegraph in China searched for cryptocurrency exchanges on the search engine and confirmed that the results were inaccessible. However, compound searches such as “Binance Academy” or “Huobi Research Center” seem to be still passing censorship.

The screenshot shows the results of “Binance Academy”.Source: Cointelegraph China staff, June 9
Screenshot of “Huobi Research Center” results.Source: Cointelegraph China staff, June 9

If this situation continues, this seems to be the latest move by Beijing to strengthen its censorship of cryptocurrency-related information through social media. On June 7, Weibo-China’s Twitter-like Weibo service, with more than 530 million monthly active users- Suspended accounts belonging to multiple popular Bitcoins (Bitcoin) And creators of content related to encryption.

Colin Wu or Wu Blockchain on Twitter pointed out that users of Baidu and Sogou, the two main Chinese search engines, did not search Binance, Huobi and OKEx. In addition, both Wu and 8BTCnews claimed that Weibo had taken the same power outage measures. Wu note Zhihu (Quora’s analogy) is also close behind.

The censorship measures are only part of China’s attempts to restrict various cryptocurrency activities, including mining and Fundraising theme, That the latter is illegal. Target areas include financial and payment institutions providing services related to cryptocurrency and token financing platforms, which can be used as fiat-to-cryptocurrency gateways.

This Combat mining Has been concerned about the government’s concerns about the carbon footprint of the industry, especially in areas such as Inner Mongolia.at least Three mining companies — BTC.TOP, Huobi and HashCow — announced Stop activities on the mainland.

So far, representatives of the target exchange have not issued any public statements regarding obvious social media censorship measures.

Binance was unable to comment on this situation, but pointed out that “Binance does not currently operate an exchange business in China.”