ChainNews, among China’s leading crypto news websites, shuttered its operations today, co-founder Feng Liu informed CoinDesk in a Twitter message.
- Earlier Friday the co-founder revealed the closure in his individual WeChat minutes, according to a screenshot gotten by CoinDesk.
- On Nov. 15, ChainNews stated its site would be down for upkeep for a couple of hours, however that the group would continue publishing news on its Telegram channel and Twitter account. The news website has actually gone quiet in both platforms given that Nov. 25.
- The closure follows China’s Sept. 24 declaration that it would step up censorship of crypto news websites in addition to its intensified crackdown on trading and mining.
- Liu declined to comment even more on the closure.
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