- China crypto ban has made BTC stronger says Edward Snowden.
- Despite China intensified crypto action, prices continue to recover.
- How Snowden became famous after leaking government secret.
Edward Snowden, a journalist famous for whistleblowing, has said that the continuous effort by China to crackdown on cryptocurrencies has made Bitcoin stronger.
He said this on Tuesday in a Twitter post, noting that Bitcoin value has surged with the attempt by Chinese authorities to crack down on crypto.
Bitcoin opened trading at roughly $49,285 on Monday, October 4, representing an overall rise in its exchange value following an unstable week that was stirred by China’s anti-crypto actions.
The famous whistleblower (Edward Snowden), while stressing his statement that the crackdown has only increased crypto value, shared an old tweet from March 13, 2020, again. Then, he said he wanted to invest in Bitcoin and tweeted that sometimes, he wondered how many people staked on crypto in March 2020 when BTC value dropped to $3,000 to $5,000.
Sometimes I think back to this and wonder how many people bought #Bitcoin then.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 3, 2021
It's up ~10x since, despite a coordinated global campaign by governments to undermine public understanding of—and support for—cryptocurrency.
China even banned it, but it just made Bitcoin stronger. https://t.co/pbnOFGfaVf
With BTC value edging in on $50,000 today, those who invested in BTC back in 2020 have accumulated a profit of around $46,000.
China and continued crypto crackdown
China has been against crypto for almost 10 years now. However, Chinese authorities reinforced the fight against crypto this year. In May, the country reiterated its ban and also intensified it by going after miners. Many of them had to close their services or relocate to other, more friendly environments.
Weeks back again, the Peoples Bank of China (PBOC) prohibited all local organizations from dealing with companies associated with the digital asset space in an intensified effort to crackdown on crypto.
The crackdown has led to a drop in crypto prices at different times. However, crypto prices recover afterward, which makes Edward Snowden suggest that crypto have become stronger despite China’s crackdown.
Edward Snowden big break in 2013
The famous whistleblower came to limelight back in 2013 when he exposed and leaked numerous classified documents from the National Security Agency, where he worked at that time.
He leaked documents, including proof of mass government surveillance, espionage, computer hacking, phone tapping, and more. He later revealed that he used Bitcoin to help him reveal the stolen documents. He noted in an interview that servers he used to transfer this information to journalists were paid for using BTC.