China Quietly Orders Closing of Bitcoin Mining Operations

Move tightens a clampdown that already has shut exchanges for trading of cryptocurrencies in China Chinese authorities ordered the closing of operations that produce, or “mine,” cryptocurrencies. Photo: Reuters By Chao Deng Updated Jan. 11, 2018 1:29 a.m. ET 75 COMMENTS BEIJING—Bitcoin can’t catch a break in China. Chinese authorities ordered the closing of operations…