Cryptocurrency information about China

How many crypto owners are in China?

It is estimated that over 19 million people, or 5.5% of China’s total population, currently own cryptocurrency. (1)

Crypto Market Sentiment in China

While the Chinese government has been cautious about cryptocurrencies and has implemented strict regulations on crypto-related activities, it has recognized the potential of blockchain technology. 

It has been actively exploring its use in various industries. China has the most blockchain patent applications of any country, accounting for 84 percent of the world’s total, signaling Beijing’s continued commitment to the technology despite years of crackdowns and a ban on cryptocurrency. (2) China encourages blockchain development (3), even if it does not like the cryptocurrencies that run on top of them.

China is one of the frontrunners in the development and adoption of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The People’s Bank of China has been actively working on its digital currency, known as the digital yuan or e-CNY, and is looking to expand its usage among the citizens of the country. The partnership between the People’s Bank of China and Tencent-owned WeChat (4), China’s largest messaging app and one of the country’s biggest payment services, is a significant step forward in achieving this goal. With over 1 billion users, the integration of the digital yuan into WeChat has the potential to provide a massive boost to the adoption and usage of digital currency. This move serves to increase the usage of digital currency and reinforce China’s position as a leader in the CBDC space.


Despite the regulatory challenges, the overall sentiment towards cryptocurrencies in China is positive, with many industry experts and investors viewing cryptocurrencies as a valuable addition to the financial ecosystem. The country’s tech-savvy population and the large pool of skilled blockchain developers also make it an attractive market for crypto and blockchain-related ventures.

Crypto’s rising popularity in China