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China Adopts Cryptography Law on Blockchain and Encryption



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The All-China Assembly of People's Representatives approved the law “On Cryptography”, which defines the official procedure for using encryption tools.

According to observers, the new regulatory act may be one of the measures to prepare for the launch of the People’s Bank of China, which is being developed the national digital currency . The law enters into force on January 1, 2020.

Primitive Crypto Founding Partner Davi Wang shared this on Twitter with a link to the official media:


Van cites several excerpts from the document. Thus, the Central Agency for Cryptography under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will develop fundamental policies for the use of cryptography and will coordinate efforts to solve important national security problems.

The agency will encourage and support cryptography research, protect intellectual property rights, and promote the development of public / private key technology.

“In general, this is the first law directly related to cryptography and private / public key management, ” Wang writes.

The development of a new cryptography, hashing algorithm, and even the use of technology will be in the official legal field. This means that you have to comply with the PDA standards in all “encrypted” behaviors, which can be interpreted very widely: from mining to block transfer. ”

Although there is no direct mention of cryptocurrencies , either decentralized or state, in the law, Wang believes that, among other things, he aims to prepare for the launch of the digital renminbi at the end of this or the beginning of next year.

Earlier this week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to develop blockchain initiatives, highlighting a number of areas where the technology can be successfully applied to solve current problems.

Publication date 10/27/2019
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