Share “News Summary: China bans bitcoins from banks”

News Summary: China bans bitcoins from banks

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm •  Published: December 5, 2013

CHINA BAN: China's central bank said its banks are barred from handling bitcoins, a virtual currency. Financial institutions can't use bitcoin prices for products or sell, trade or store bitcoins. Private individuals still are allowed to trade them at their own risk.

BACK STORY: Bitcoins are created, distributed, and authenticated independently of any bank or government. Despite wild swings in the currency's value, it has been moving toward broader acceptance, with more companies accepting bitcoins.

ACTIVE MARKET: About 2 million bitcoins were traded over the past month on China's biggest exchange, BTC China, according to, which follows trading in the cybercurrency.


  1. 1
    Tulsa man pleads guilty to murder for setting house fire that killed 5-year-old
  2. 2
    Police find hatchet, protective gear in house where Bever family members were slain
  3. 3
    Oklahoma City police: Two arrested after woman sexually assaulted in work freezer
  4. 4
    OU football fans among Top 10 ... in grammar
  5. 5
    Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death
+ show more


× Trending business Article