Established Chinese Financial Commentator Dismissed Over Crypto Comments: Report

Cai Junyi, Assistant Director and Chief Market Analyst of the brokerage Shanghai Securities Research Institute was dismissed from his post because he was promoting cryptocurrencies, reported China Fund News.

  • One source said that Cai was arrested by police in July, while another source said that he surrendered to the authorities.

  • Cai allegedly promoted crypto during a live event, according to the report. But there were other reasons behind his removal, another source said.

  • The police will reveal more information soon, according to the report.

  • China’s financial regulators banned crypto exchanges and initial coin offerings back in 2017, and have been cracking down more intensely on the industry, especially crypto mining, since May.

  • Cai was a prominent finance commentator in print and TV. Shanghai Securities is a brokerage founded in 2001, with registered capital of RMB 2.6 billion ($400 million), according to company information platform Aiqicha.

  • In July, crypto news source CoinWorld announced it was shutting down, saying it was following cryptocurrency provisions issued by the Business Administration Department of the People’s Bank of China.



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