Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is no longer accessible in China. The website was blocked on Wednesday morning, with users in the country reporting that they were unable to access it.
The reason for the ban is not yet clear, but it comes amid a crackdown on cryptocurrency trading in China. The country’s central bank has banned initial coin offerings and ordered exchanges to stop trading virtual currencies.
Binance is based in Hong Kong, but its servers are located in Japan. It is not clear if the Chinese government has blocked access to the website or if Binance has voluntarily decided to stop serving customers in the country.
The exchange has been growing rapidly in recent months, adding millions of new users and expanding into new markets. It is one of the most popular exchanges for trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.
The ban on Binance is likely to have a significant impact on the cryptocurrency market, as China is one of the biggest markets for trading digital currencies. It is not clear how long the ban will last or what the consequences will be for Binance and other exchanges operating in China.