BTCChina (the exchange-side was renamed as BTCC in September 2015) is established by Yang Linke and Huang Xiaoyu, and launches the first Bitcoin exchange in China.


This Cryptocurrency exchange holds significant history for multiple reasons, including it became the world’s oldest Bitcoin exchange (after the collapse of Mt. Gox in 2014); was the world’s second largest BTC exchange by volume in October 2014; and as of 2021 is still running and therefore the world’s longest-running crypto exchange.


“The BTCC exchange was eventually sold to an investment fund in Hong Kong, and BTCChina now says it is exiting all bitcoin related businesses amid a widening crackdown in China” – Source: South China Morning Post (24 June, 2021)