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Seems like BTCChina has sent out quite a few emails. More announcements from them regarding their BTCC Voucher funding mechanism it looks.

reddit seems to have found a link

btcchina.org/voucher-resellers

and some taobao example (note of cos the taobao announcements and ban)

No, it’s not a card, it’s a number sold on Taobao as a virtual product for use with an online “game”. You have to enter your ID card number to prove you’re 18, as minors are restricted from purchasing gaming virtual products by rule of the Ministry of Culture. Then you fill in your user name in the game, which in this case is your BTCChina login name. Payment is from your bank account, which you can do securely with the USB dongle from your bank, or with your Zhifubao account by scanning a QR code. This payment is kept in escrow by Taobao. After payment the shopkeeper sends you a code via the chat window that you paste into BTCChina to verify a genuine code. Then you go back to Taobao, confirm receipt, Taobao releases the payment to the shopkeeper, and the shopkeeper releases the voucher to be funded to your BTCChina account. The whole process only takes about five minutes, and you can fund any amount, but unfortunately the shopkeeper has to be online at the time.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1uohe5/new_years_greeting_from_btc_china/

New Year’s Greeting from BTC China (self.Bitcoin)

submitted ago by argiope_aurantia

Here’s a copy of an email I just received from BTC China:

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See below for the English version of this letter.

亲爱的用户:

暨此2014新春来临之际,我代表比特币中国(BTC China)祝愿各位新年快乐,身体健康,万事如意!

回首2013,比特币从默默无闻的小角色演变成举世瞩目的互联网明星,比特币中国(BTC China)也紧紧跟随比特币的崛起而迅速发展。从2011年6月我们起步开始, 您的支持让我们稳步成长。

去年12月16日,我们做了一个非常艰难的决定, 恢复了我们的交易手续费。在此,我真诚地向您致歉, 我们没 能及时通知所有的用户以及给出合理的解释。实际的情况是复杂的,这是一个艰难但必要的决定。这样做是为了增加交易成本,抑制投机,规范市场,符合监管要 求,全面保障用户资产安全。我们相信,一个规范、有着良好监管的市场远比交易量重要,否则比特币在中国是没有未来的。通过恢复交易手续费, 我们希望能促进健康的比特币交易市场,这样比特币才能良性发展。请广大用户谅解。

今天,我向大家荣幸地介绍比特币中国的三大新产品:

新产品一:为了增加市场流动性,和给用户带来更好的交易体验,我们成功引进全新的Maker-Taker挂单交易引擎机制,只要您的挂单不是即时成 交, 您不但不需要支付交易手续费,还将有可能获得一定的返利!这是一个全新的举措,非零成本的交易将会稳定比特币的价格。

新产品二:“BTCC码”人民币充值。“BTCC码”是比特币中国全新推出的人民币充值方式。与普通的银行汇款等方式相比,它有瞬时到账、提现免 费、可自由买卖、不受地域限制等诸多优势。为了让您更方便地充值,您可以通过比特币中国推荐商户购买“BTCC码”,有些商户甚至提供面值折扣!现在使用 “BTCC码”您可以即时享受优惠。

新产品三:平台对于人民币提现手续费作出了相应的调整,由原来的1%,调整为0.5%。

比特币中国(BTC China)是中国最早成立的比特币交易平台。我们致力于建设一个良好的比特币生态链,我们深信交易费不是比特币交易平台的唯一,我们坚信全新的产品加上 优质的服务再加上高效的监管是比特币在中国的未来。 我们将不停地倾听用户的声音,不断地推出更新更好的产品。

近几个月来,我们拥有非常高的交易流量,导致我们的服务器和客服未能达到我们期望的服务水平提供给我们的用户。我对此表示歉意,今年,我们将加倍努 力,提高技术能力和扩大客服团队。近期,我们已经扩大了专业的客服团队。现已有超过十多位全职员工, 她们各个都充满热情,为您服务,帮您处理技术上的问题, 做到了真正的7×24小时服务。

我们将继续通过创新的产品和服务来引领市场, 例如我们最新的比特币钱包 -“币加锁”。作为中国市场的领导者,我们将继续投资于比特币的研发和运营,继续招聘优秀人才,让比特币在中国更普及, 使之可持续发展!

2014年已经到来,不管2013年的比特币市场有多跌宕起伏,我们一直在这里,不抛弃,不放弃。希望您能一如既往的支持比特币中国(BTC China),我们会秉持一贯的感恩作风,一如既往地拿出更好的产品和服务回报给大家!

一如既往,我们渴望听到您的反馈。请发送邮件到:business@btcchina.com

李启元
CEO,联合创始人
比特币中国(BTC CHINA)
https://www.btcchina.com/
2014年1月7日

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New Year’s Greeting from BTC China

January 7, 2014

Dear Customers,

Happy New Year!

2014 is here, and on behalf of BTC China, I would like to take the opportunity to personally wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Looking back, 2013 was a huge year for Bitcoin, attracting worldwide attention. From our humble beginnings in the summer of 2011, BTC China has followed Bitcoin’s rise and has grown steadily with your support. We thank you for that.

On December 16, we made an extremely difficult decision to abruptly raise our trading commission fees, back to the standard 0.3% level before we eliminated fees in late September. I would like to sincerely apologize for the abrupt nature of that decision, where we were not able to adequately notify our users, and give a proper explanation. The actual circumstances were complicated, and I assure you it was a difficult but necessary decision at that time. Due to imminent regulatory threats at that time, we felt we had to proactively reintroduce trading commissions, in order to promote a more sustainable Bitcoin trading atmosphere, with lower volatility. We now strongly believe that a zero-commission fee structure creates a frictionless trading environment, which causes large price volatilities, and encourages market speculation. By re-introducing a trading commission, we hope to foster a healthier marketplace, aiming for better price stability, to benefit Bitcoin in the long term. I hope you can understand our decision.

Now, I am excited to share with you three exciting things that we have put in place:

Maker-Taker fee structure. This new innovative fee structure will maintain a small 0.3% commission for traders, while rewarding market makers with a rebate. (The reward is effectively a “negative” commission, for market makers.) In summary, our company will still not be making money in commission revenue, giving all the benefits to our customers. By having a trading commission, this will reduce market volatility and reduce wild price fluctuations, which we believe is good for the entire Bitcoin market and ecosystem.

BTCC Voucher for deposits. This is BTC China’s new CNY deposit method, with many unique advantages. You can buy it easily from our network of resellers; it can be instantly credited into your BTC China account for trading. Best of all, BTCC Vouchers have no CNY withdrawal fees. They can be traded freely, and do not have geographical restrictions. You can now purchase BTCC Vouchers from our large list of recommended resellers, with some even offering a discount off of the face value. You can now get instant savings by using these BTCC Vouchers.

Reduction of CNY Withdrawal Fee: From popular demand, and to benefit bitcoin sellers, we have reduced our CNY withdrawal fee from 1.0% down to 0.5%. We thank you for suggesting this.

BTC China is the first and longest running Bitcoin exchange in China. We are committed to being the best Bitcoin platform in China. We know that trading commissions alone is not the only criteria to measure the value and attractiveness of a Bitcoin exchange. Instead, we hope to bring our loyal customers the best combination of high quality customer service, new products and services, in a Bitcoin exchange that is fully in compliance with regulatory authorities.

In recent months, we have faced periods of extremely high traffic, where our servers and customer service teams were not able to meet our desired level of service to our customers. I apologize for that, and we will work extra hard this year, to improve our technology capabilities and grow our customer service team. We have recently expanded our dedicated customer service team to over one dozen full-time employees, and they are passionate and ready to serve you and handle all of your support needs, now on a true 24-by-7 basis.

We will continue to lead the market through innovative products and services. (Have you tried our newest hosted wallet product, Picasso?) As the market leader in China, we will continue to invest in R&D and operations, continue to recruit talented people, and continue our mission of bringing Bitcoin to China, in a sustainable manner.

2014 is already here. Despite the ups and downs that the Bitcoin industry has experienced in 2013, BTC China is committed to building the best Bitcoin platform, so we will never give up. We humbly ask for your continued support, as we go down this journey together. We will continue to grow this company, to offer you the best products and services, this year and for many years to come.

As always, we would love to hear your feedback. Please email us at business@btcchina.com.

Best Wishes,
Bobby Lee
BTC China
CEO, Co-founder
https://www.btcchina.com/

关于比特币中国
成立于2011年6月的比特币中国, 是国内第一家比特币交易平台。经过2年多的运营,目前已发展成为全球排名第一的比特币交易平台。

依靠极深的委托挂单,给您带来最高的市场流动性。 凭借先进的安全系统,为您的用户信息安全和所有交易保驾护航。 拥有敬业的客服团队,向您提供最快的充值提现处理和在线服务。

我们致力于为客户提供最安全和值得信赖的交易体验。

请注意 : 如果您已经参与过此调查活动,请忽略此邮件。
请注意 *
: 比特币中国绝不会在电子邮件中要求您提供用户名或密码。如果邮件中链接到的网站需要您填写用户名或密码,请留意您访问的网站是否为比特币中国官方网站。请勿在比特币中国网站以外的地方输入您在比特币中国的用户名和密码。并请发邮件通知 tousu@btcchina.com
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tl;dr Apology about reinstating trading fees with weak-ass explanation, intro of new fee structure, intro of new “vouchers” to fund accounts that can be purchased from licensed sellers, reduction of withdrawal fee.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1up06f/fyi_update_email_from_btc_china_today/

January 7, 2014

Dear Customers,

Happy New Year!

2014 is here, and on behalf of BTC China, I would like to take the opportunity to personally wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Looking back, 2013 was a huge year for Bitcoin, attracting worldwide attention. From our humble beginnings in the summer of 2011, BTC China has followed Bitcoin’s rise and has grown steadily with your support. We thank you for that.

On December 16, we made an extremely difficult decision to abruptly raise our trading commission fees, back to the standard 0.3% level before we eliminated fees in late September. I would like to sincerely apologize for the abrupt nature of that decision, where we were not able to adequately notify our users, and give a proper explanation. The actual circumstances were complicated, and I assure you it was a difficult but necessary decision at that time. Due to imminent regulatory threats at that time, we felt we had to proactively reintroduce trading commissions, in order to promote a more sustainable Bitcoin trading atmosphere, with lower volatility. We now strongly believe that a zero-commission fee structure creates a frictionless trading environment, which causes large price volatilities, and encourages market speculation. By re-introducing a trading commission, we hope to foster a healthier marketplace, aiming for better price stability, to benefit Bitcoin in the long term. I hope you can understand our decision.

Now, I am excited to share with you three exciting things that we have put in place:

Maker-Taker fee structure. This new innovative fee structure will maintain a small 0.3% commission for traders, while rewarding market makers with a rebate. (The reward is effectively a “negative” commission, for market makers.) In summary, our company will still not be making money in commission revenue, giving all the benefits to our customers. By having a trading commission, this will reduce market volatility and reduce wild price fluctuations, which we believe is good for the entire Bitcoin market and ecosystem.

BTCC Voucher for deposits. This is BTC China’s new CNY deposit method, with many unique advantages. You can buy it easily from our network of resellers; it can be instantly credited into your BTC China account for trading. Best of all, BTCC Vouchers have no CNY withdrawal fees. They can be traded freely, and do not have geographical restrictions. You can now purchase BTCC Vouchers from our large list of recommended resellers, with some even offering a discount off of the face value. You can now get instant savings by using these BTCC Vouchers.

Reduction of CNY Withdrawal Fee: From popular demand, and to benefit bitcoin sellers, we have reduced our CNY withdrawal fee from 1.0% down to 0.5%. We thank you for suggesting this.

BTC China is the first and longest running Bitcoin exchange in China. We are committed to being the best Bitcoin platform in China. We know that trading commissions alone is not the only criteria to measure the value and attractiveness of a Bitcoin exchange. Instead, we hope to bring our loyal customers the best combination of high quality customer service, new products and services, in a Bitcoin exchange that is fully in compliance with regulatory authorities.

In recent months, we have faced periods of extremely high traffic, where our servers and customer service teams were not able to meet our desired level of service to our customers. I apologize for that, and we will work extra hard this year, to improve our technology capabilities and grow our customer service team. We have recently expanded our dedicated customer service team to over one dozen full-time employees, and they are passionate and ready to serve you and handle all of your support needs, now on a true 24-by-7 basis.

We will continue to lead the market through innovative products and services. (Have you tried our newest hosted wallet product, Picasso?) As the market leader in China, we will continue to invest in R&D and operations, continue to recruit talented people, and continue our mission of bringing Bitcoin to China, in a sustainable manner.

2014 is already here. Despite the ups and downs that the Bitcoin industry has experienced in 2013, BTC China is committed to building the best Bitcoin platform, so we will never give up. We humbly ask for your continued support, as we go down this journey together. We will continue to grow this company, to offer you the best products and services, this year and for many years to come.

As always, we would love to hear your feedback. Please email us at business@btcchina.com.

Best Wishes, Bobby Lee BTC China CEO, Co-Founder https://www.btcchina.com/

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