Officially Bullish on blockchain technology, China is now reportedly censoring anti-blockchain sentiment. Meanwhile, a popular Chinese app with over 100 million active users has recommended a course on bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contracts. The app is designed to teach “Xi Jinping Thought.”
Anti-Blockchain Articles Censored
Following President Xi Jinping’s very bullish speech on blockchain technology, news relating to blockchain has been extensively covered on national TV channels, newspapers and websites. “Articles saying blockchain technology is a scam are now banned,” popular Twitter user Cnledger reported, posting a screenshot of a message that says “This content cannot be viewed due to violation,” and that the platform is “suspected of violating relevant laws, regulations, and policies.”
A screenshot saying the content cannot be viewed due to violation. Source: Cnledger
Blockchain and Bitcoin Course Recommended
Meanwhile, Xuexi Qiangguo, a Chinese app primarily designed to teach Xi Jinping Thought, the political theory derived from Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, has recommended a course focusing on blockchain and bitcoin. According to reports, Xuexi Qiangguo has more than 100 million active users as of October. “China’s most popular app, Xuexi Qiangguo (study for becoming powerful nation) now has a recommended course focusing entirely on blockchain, which contains Bitcoin & Ethereum lessons,” Cnledger also wrote. “The app [is] released by CPC [Communist Party of China] to help people learn about its political doctrines like Xi’s thoughts.”
The recommended course, entitled “Introduction to Blockchain Technology,” is taught by Chen Kang, an associate researcher at Tsinghua University’s Blockchain Research Center. The course is also offered on Xuetangx, the first Chinese MOOC platform which was founded by the university.