Shanghai Man: Bitcoin interest drops in China amid crackdown on social media and miners
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Interest in Bitcoin wanes on social media as major websites Baidu and Weibo comply with regulators and companies look abroad to continue their operations
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