Beijing shows determination with whitepaper for Web3 innovation

The recent publication of a white paper by the Beijing municipal government is generating a lot of interest in the crypto world. The document coincides with the introduction of new digital asset regulations in Hong Kong, further fueling curiosity about China’s stance on the crypto industry.

Beijing strengthens position as global innovation hub

At the prestigious Zhongguancun Forum, an event known as a technology innovation incubator, the Administrative Commission of Zhongguancun Science Park presented the “White Paper on Web3 Innovation and Development”. The local news medium The Paper message that the document considers the emerging Web3 technology as an inevitable trend for the future development of the Internet industry.

The ambitious goal of the committee is to Beijing to transform into a leading hub of global innovation in the digital economy. To achieve this vision, the committee has announced plans to allocate at least $14 million (100 million yuan) annually until 2025. The announcement was made by Yang Hongfu, the director of the management committee of Zhongguancun Chaoyang Park, during the forum. He emphasized that Zhongguancun is widely recognized as China’s Silicon Valley.

The white paper, according to reports, highlights Beijing’s determination to strengthen policies and accelerate technological advancements to promote the growth of the web3 industry. This indicates a clear recognition of the enormous potential of the Web3 technology and Beijing’s desire to play a leading role in this emerging sector.

The publication of this white paper, combined with recent Hong Kong regulations, sheds new light on China’s stance on cryptocurrencies and the wider crypto industry. While some countries struggle to get the right approach and create regulations that not only promote innovation but also protect investor interests, China seems determined to take a leading position in this rapidly evolving sector.

A fascinating time for the crypto industry

Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO, has expressed surprise at the timing of the white paper’s release. He points out that Hong Kong’s cryptocurrency regulation will start on June 1, which makes the timing of this announcement all the more remarkable.

Last week, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission announced new regulations for the crypto industry, announcing that retail investors will be able to participate in cryptocurrency trading from June 1. At the same time, a new licensing framework for crypto platforms is being introduced. These efforts by Hong Kong to attract crypto companies coincide with the current trend of tighter regulation in the United States. It is interesting to see how, in contrast to the ban on cryptocurrencies in 2021, China now seems to be showing signs of some opening up to the industry.

On May 23, a segment about cryptocurrencies aired on China Central Television (CCTV). It was striking that the Bitcoin logo and a Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong were prominently displayed. Binance’s Changpeng Zhao noticed that this type of coverage has historically been associated with market increases.

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