WeChat, China’s biggest social media platform, has just announced a ban on all crypto and NFT-related accounts. The move is the latest example of China’s strict position when it comes to crypto.
All about the WeChat crypto and NFT ban
The Hong Kong-based crypto news reporter Colin Wu shared the updated policy on Twitter on Monday. In the tweet, Wu notes that public accounts on WeChat that involve “the issuance, trading and financing of crypto and NFTs” are subject to a ban. The reporter also highlights that WeChat, has an astounding 1.1 billion daily active users in China.
To be clear, the Chinese government does not technically control WeChat or its policy on banning crypto and NFTs. However, it is subject to the stringent rules that Chinese companies must follow. Significantly, it must share data with the Chinese government under the China Internet Security Law…