Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Yucang Digital Collectibles announced that it is buying back assets sold on its platform due to lack of regulatory clarity. 

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Fast facts

  • The marketplace said operations will continue, but sales and transfers of digital collectibles will be frozen and new user registrations will not be accepted.
  • The marketplace said a lack of regulatory clarity presents risks to local NFT businesses.
  • “Digital collectibles” is a phrase used by Chinese companies to avoid reference to NFTs due to state media denouncing NFT speculation.
  • Yucang is built on the Hundsun Chain, which is built by Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed firm Hundsun and approved by the local cyberspace watchdog. 

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