China’s stance toward decentralized cryptocurrency trading appears to be getting even tougher. Chinese journalist Colin Wu and crypto news site 8BTCNews have both claimed that as of Wednesday, search results for some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges are pulling up zero results.
Cointelegraph’s staff in China have themselves searched for cryptocurrency exchanges on the search engines and confirmed that results are inaccessible. However, a compound search such as “Binance Academy” or “Huobi Research Center” does still seem to be passing through the censors.
Screenshot showing results for “Binance Academy.” Source: Cointelegraph staff in China, June 9Screenshot showing results for “Huobi Research Center.” Source: Cointelegraph staff in China, June 9
If the situation continues, this appears to be the latest step in Beijing’s increasing censorship of cryptocurrency-related information via social media. On Monday, Weibo — China’s Twitter-like microblogging service with over 530 million monthly active users — suspended accounts belonging to multiple popular Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto-related content creators.
Colin Wu, or Wu Blockchain on Twitter, has