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Explaining Blockchain to Xi Jinping Brings $1.7 Billion Windfall

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As the blockchain frenzy fades in China, one stock continues to rally as investors bank on its connection with President Xi Jinping.

Xinhu Zhongbao Co. holds nearly half of a firm whose chairman briefed Xi and other top officials about the technology last week. The property developer has risen the 10% daily limit four straight days after ending last week near 2019’s multi-year low. This week’s jump, which has added $1.7 billion to Xinhu’s market value, has shares again up 46% for the year and near 2019’s high. Volume on Thursday was nearly triple the daily average of the past three months.