BTC China announced to its English-speaking users via Twitter today that it has suspended yuan (RMB) deposits from the Bank of China.
Chinese exchanges have suffered major setbacks recently after banks finally responded to repeated directives from the People's Bank of China (PBOC) – China's central bank – and shuttered all relationships with bitcoin businesses.
All are said to be looking for new business opportunities after seeing trade volumes plummet.
Bank forces closures
Both exchanges cited central bank policy as the reason for shutting down, acknowledging they could not stay in business without banking access.
Linkcoin, which reportedly had only a handful of customers, posted the following statement:
"May 1st announcement: due to policy reasons the deposit channel is blocked – our site will be closed on May 11th. Users please withdraw your RMB and cryptocurrency. If you still have assets after the 11th our website [sic] you can contact us to process it manually.
We will keep the contact channel active for one month, if there is any policy change we don't deny the possibility of bringing our website back online."
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