Bitcoin slid 2% after China’s state planner added bitcoin mining to a draft list of activities it wants to ban, according to Reuters.
The decision comes as the Chinese government continues to crack down on cryptocurrency trading exchanges, cryptomining, and new cryptocurrencies.
China is the world’s largest market for bitcoin-mining equipment and home to major manufacturers such as Bitmain and Canaan.
Bitcoin has surged by more than 25% since the start of April, passing the $5,000 mark for the first time since mid-November.
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The price of bitcoin slid 2% after China’s state planner put bitcoin mining on its chopping block. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) added the budding industry to a draft list of industrial activities it wants to ban, according to Reuters, signaling the Chinese government’s growing dissatisfaction with cryptocurrency.
The NDRC is seeking comment from the Chinese public on a revised list of industries that it plans to…