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Ecobank Report Finds Significant Presence of Crypto in 36 African Countries

Ecobank Report Finds Significant Presence of Crypto in 36 African CountriesA report published by the pan-African bank, Ecobank Transnational Inc., has found that despite cryptocurrencies exerting a notable presence in each of the 36 African countries in which the company operates, only South Africa and Swaziland have adopted a “generally favorable and permissive [regulatory] stance” pertaining to cryptocurrencies. Also Read: The ICO Market Has Hit the […]

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Electron Cash Wallet Now Available for Basic Feature Phones

Electron Cash Wallet Now Available for Basic Feature PhonesThis past February news.Bitcoin.com reported on the firm Coingeek announcing funding the Electron Cash programming team. Since then, the bitcoin cash (BCH) centric wallet Electron Cash has seen a bunch of development with Coinshuffle integration, and a new iOS version of the wallet. Now another version of the Electron Cash wallet has launched which can […]

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Bitcoin as Lifeline Amid Crushing Devaluation, Extreme Poverty, Sectarian Violence in Nigeria

Bitcoin as Lifeline Amid Crushing Devaluation, Extreme Poverty, Sectarian Violence in NigeriaThe scrappy citizens of Lagos, Nigeria are traders and can-do survivors almost by nature. Their government, however, has mismanaged the nation’s money to such a degree that it’s prone to wild devaluation swings. And while an argument could be made bitcoin too is volatile, it actually isn’t comparatively. With access to peer-to-peer exchanges such as […]

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Bitcoin as Lifeline Amid Crushing Devaluation, Extreme Poverty, Sectarian Violence in Nigeria

Bitcoin as Lifeline Amid Crushing Devaluation, Extreme Poverty, Sectarian Violence in NigeriaThe scrappy citizens of Lagos, Nigeria are traders and can-do survivors almost by nature. Their government, however, has mismanaged the nation’s money to such a degree that it’s prone to wild devaluation swings. And while an argument could be made bitcoin too is volatile, it actually isn’t comparatively. With access to peer-to-peer exchanges such as […]

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Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoin

Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoinPaxful, the peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, has announced new developments in its #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative. The company has granted scholarships to female Afghan refugees in the U.S., and provided additional resources for the Rwandan nursery school that it helped construct. Also Read: Company Asks Israeli Authorities Permission to Pay Salaries in Bitcoin Helping Afghan Women […]

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Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South Africa

Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South AfricaCrypto exchange Golix is entering three other African markets in an effort to survive the ban imposed by the central bank in its home country – Zimbabwe. Moreover, the troubled trading platform claims the move is part of a strategy to offer its services across the whole continent. Golix says the shortage of infrastructure has […]

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Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank's Cryptocurrency BanJust recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Zimbabwe-based exchange Golix filing a lawsuit over the recent Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) ‘cryptocurrency ban’ that was issued in a financial guidance circular earlier this month. Now, according to numerous regional reports, the Zimbabwe High Court has ruled in favor of the trading platform’s argument because the RBZ […]

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Golix Exchange Files Lawsuit Against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Golix Exchange Files Lawsuit Against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe's Cryptocurrency BanOn May 13 2018, the Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe (RBZ) issued guidelines in a circular that detailed cryptocurrency activities taking place within the country are now banned. The RBZ further stated that domestic digital currency operations had sixty days to become compliant. Local reports now reveal the Zimbabwe-based cryptocurrency exchange Golix plans to take the […]

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Wendy McElroy: Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom

Decentralization is the Core of Crypto FreedomThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 2. Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. […]

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Zimbabwe Bans All Cryptocurrency Activity, Businesses Have 2 Month Grace Period

Zimbabwe Bans All Cryptocurrency Activity, Businesses Have 2 Month Grace PeriodZimbabwe’s central bank issued Circular to Banking Institutions No. 2/2018: Virtual Currencies, effectively banning all crypto activity in the African nation. Businesses dealing in decentralized currencies have 60 days to comply. Also read: India’s Supreme Court Keeps Ban on Banks’ Crypto Services, For Now Zimbabwe Bans Crypto Issued 11 May, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, […]

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