Chinese State-Owned Media Plugs Bitcoin Amid Massive Rally

Chinese State-Owned Media Plugs Bitcoin Amid Massive Rally

Despite the Chinese government’s strict regulations on cryptocurrencies, Chinese state media, CCTV, is shining a spotlight on Bitcoin’s recent bull run.

CnLedger, a popular anonymous Twitter account that covers crypto news in China, notes CCTV’s recent coverage.

“CCTV, China’s Official TV Channel: Bitcoin price surpasses $17.5K, up 70% in less than 50 days. Compared with 2017’s bull market, Bitcoin’s network, development and investment eco-system are now far better. The recent rise is driven by institutional funds.”

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Bitcoin is trading at $17,963.99 at time of writing, up more than 10% on the week, more than 50% on the month, and more than 120% on the year, according to CoinGecko.

China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2017 and continued its crypto crackdown with investigations into exchanges last year.

The country, however, has continued to support the blockchain space. A report from crypto analytics platform LongHash reveals that more than 10,000 blockchain companies were formed in China from January to

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