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Report: Nearly 13,000 Chinese Social Media Accounts Promoting Virtual Currency Closed

Nearly 13,000 Chinese social media accounts that allegedly promoted virtual currency investments were closed, the Cyberspace Administration of China recently revealed. In addition, some 51,000 social media posts with content relating to the marketing or promotion of investments in virtual currencies were removed.

105 Websites Shut Down

A Chinese regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) reportedly said 12,000 “illegal user accounts” on Weibo and Baidu that promoted virtual currency investment have been closed. A further 989 Weibo, Tieba, and Wechat public accounts that encouraged internet users to invest in virtual currencies including bitcoin, were also closed as per the law.

At the same time, 51,000 social media posts whose content promoted investments in virtual currencies were removed. In addition, the CAC is also reported to have “shut down 105 website platforms such as ‘Bi Toutiao’ which specifically advocates for virtual currency marketing and publishes tutorials explaining cross-border currency speculation and virtual currency mining.”

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According to a report on a Chinese-language website, the CAC and other agencies’ crackdown on virtual currency investing activities is in line with the decisions of the Communist Party.

More Businesses Targeted

The report also revealed that a local network information department has since been tasked with probing 500 business entities that are “involved in the promotion and speculation of virtual currency.” The department has similarly been asked to remove content relating to virtual currency speculation.

In a warning to Chinese internet users, the CAC said they first need to establish the right investment concept as well as avoid participating in speculative trading. Internet users also need to “guard against personal property damage.”

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Terence Zimwara

Terence Zimwara is a Zimbabwe award-winning journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively about the economic troubles of some African countries as well as how digital currencies can provide Africans with an escape route.

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Chinese Indexes Company Launches Hang Seng Metaverse Index

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A Chinese indexes company, Hang Seng Indexes, has launched a new index which tracks the performance of metaverse-related companies in mainland China. The index is calculated and disseminated in real-time at two-second intervals, the company said.

Rising Popularity of the Metaverse

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited, an entity that manages and compiles the Hang Seng Family of Indexes, recently announced the Hang Seng China Metaverse Index launch. The new index tracks the performance of mainland Chinese companies involved in metaverse-related businesses.

As explained in a statement released by the company, the decision to launch the index comes against a background of growing popularity of the metaverse as an investment theme among investors.

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Besides the metaverse index, Hang Seng Company Limited — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank — said it has also added Oncology Index to its Megatrend Index Series. Remarking on his company’s launch of the two indexes, Daniel Wong, director & chief index officer said:

New megatrends are having an increasingly significant impact on our daily lives. Our two new megatrend indexes are designed to help investors capture potential opportunities arising from these innovative and transformative trends in the mainland China and Hong Kong stock markets.

According to a press statement, the two new indexes will be calculated and disseminated in real-time at two-second intervals. As shown in the statement’s appendix, the top ten constituent companies in the Hang Seng China Metaverse Index include China’s multinational technology and entertainment conglomerate Tencent Holdings and Baidu Inc.

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Terence Zimwara

Terence Zimwara is a Zimbabwe award-winning journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively about the economic troubles of some African countries as well as how digital currencies can provide Africans with an escape route.

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