Rumours suggesting the Chinese government was moving to block Bitcoin related traffic on its networks have been dismissed.
News stories about China routinely get traction without being checked and elements of the Bitcoin community seem happy to believe anything which fits with their world view.
But forum posters on Bitcointalk quickly moved to quash rumours that Chinese telcos were being warned to block bitcoin-related traffic.
The original poster quoted a supposed email which said:
But other posters reported using China Telcom networks without problems.
China's convoluted censorship system, called Golden Shield, doesn't usually email people with explanations either.
China has moved up the rankings to second place behind the US for Bitcoin client downloads, and shows no sign of slipping yet.
A previous Chinese Bitcoin rumour was that the People's Republic was about to back Bitcoin - the basis for this was a documentary on Chinese state television.
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