Crypto Exchange Binance and Tron Moves to Restore their Suspended Account On Weibo

Ibiam Wayas by Ibiam Wayas - 07:18 AM Nov 19, 2019

The largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, and Tron took a step today to restore their suspended official accounts on Weibo. The two notable crypto companies appealed for there banned account on China's largest microblogging service, Weibo.

According to a report on Bloomberg, there accounts got banned in an attempt to stop crypto trading in the country. Notably, the authorities in China are against certain crypto activities due to concerns like fraud, capital flight, speculation.

Last week, the Shanghai headquarters of China's central bank and the city's financial regulator took a step farther on this. They co-signed a notice on November 14, asking that agencies exit the crypto-related business in the country.

Weibo's Unsignalled move

However, the binance noted that the social media platform banned there account even before the notice was issued. According to a Binance spokeswoman, Weibo didn't state any reason for the suspension. 

On the other hand, the founder of Tron, Justin Sun, made a controversial statement regarding the situation. Sun doesn't think that the suspension of Tron's Weibo official account was related to the government notice, per the report.

Following today's report, Binance exchange has appealed for their suspended account, according to the spokeswoman. Also, Tron noted that they are working to retrieve the account.

It appears that the regulators' concerns over crypto activities in the country heightened after the country's official endorsement of blockchain. 

Even with China's mainstream adoption of blockchain, the underlying technology of crypto; digital currencies, like Bitcoin, are still not a thing for the authorities in the country.

In this case, Binance Chief Executive Officer "CZ" Zhao Changpeng said: 

"We want to follow the recommendations very closely, and we want to promote the blockchain research and development. We just want to help where we can." Zhao revealed this during in Bloomberg Television. 

Sometime this year, the Chinese messaging platform, WeChat, restricted users from engaging in cryptocurrency transactions. WeChat said users can't "serve any token issuance, fundraising, or crypto trading activities."

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Ibiam Wayas

Ibiam WayasIbiam Wayas is an optimistic crypto news reporter who also enjoys tech writing. He is an introvert who spends much of his time on the internet studying facts that will help him excel in the digital/cryptocurrency space.


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