The cryptocurrency industry in China was further hit today as Anhui province said it would close all crypto mining operations due to energy consumption concerns.
The province in east China will shut down the energy-intensive projects as part of a package of changes to address a power supply shortage.
Cryptocurrency prices continued to drop overnight, with Bitcoin down just over 4%, Ethereum down 6% and XRP down 5%.
Going forward, Anhui will rework its regional energy system. This includes strictly controlling projects that require large amounts of energy and power and constructing new data centers in a more centralized way.
Cryptocurrency prices fell last month after authorities from China’s Sichuan province ordered a state-owned power grid to cut the energy of 26 cryptocurrency mining farms in the region.
Major Chinese BTC mining pools were hit by the order, leading to a 17% hash-rate drop on the Bitcoin. Previously, authorities in Xinjiang directed power plants in the Zhundong Economic Technological Development Zone to shut down their mining facilities.
Both Xinjiang and Sichuan have historically been major Bitcoin mining hubs in China due to their abundant fossil fuel and hydroelectric energy.
Shortly after, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) told the country’s major financial institutions to stop facilitating cryptocurrency transactions.
In a statement, the PBoC said banks must not provide products or services such as trading, clearing, and settlement for cryptocurrency transactions.
They must also identify exchanges over over-the-counter dealers’ capital accounts and cut off the payment link for transaction funds.
Like this the destruction plan is totally killing the crypto business, so only the banks stay in control the financial market transactions.
Oil Price. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.