China News Service, Beijing, May 18 (Reporter Xia Bin) China Internet Finance Association, China Banking Association, and China Payment and Settlement Association jointly issued an announcement on the 18th stating that virtual currencies have no real value support and prices are easily manipulated. , Related speculative trading activities have multiple risks such as false asset risks, business failure risks, and investment speculation risks.

The announcement stated that recently, virtual currency prices have soared and plummeted, and virtual currency trading speculation has rebounded, severely infringing on the people’s property security and disrupting the normal economic and financial order.

The announcement emphasizes the development of legal currency and virtual currency exchange and exchange business between virtual currencies, the trading of virtual currencies as a central counterparty, the provision of information intermediary and pricing services for virtual currency transactions, token issuance financing, and Related trading activities such as virtual currency derivatives transactions violate relevant laws and regulations, and are suspected of illegal fund-raising, illegal issuance of securities, illegal sale of tokens and coupons and other criminal activities.

The announcement pointed out that financial institutions, payment institutions and other member units must effectively enhance their social responsibilities, and must not use virtual currencies to price products and services, and must not underwrite insurance businesses related to virtual currencies or include virtual currencies in insurance liabilities Scope, shall not directly or indirectly provide customers with other services related to virtual currency.

At the same time, member units of Internet platform companies shall not provide services such as online business premises, commercial display, marketing and publicity, and paid diversion for virtual currency-related business activities. If clues of related problems are found, they should promptly report to relevant departments, and Provide technical support and assistance for related investigations and investigations.

The announcement reminds that consumers should enhance their risk awareness, establish correct investment concepts, refrain from participating in virtual currency trading hype activities, and beware of personal property and rights damage. Personal bank accounts should be cherished and not used for virtual currency account recharge and withdrawal, purchase and sale-related transaction recharge codes, and transfer of relevant transaction funds, etc., to prevent illegal use and personal information leakage. (End)