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Survey: South Africans Turning to Crypto as Hedge Against Volatility of the Rand

Survey: South Africans Turning to Crypto as Hedge Against Volatility of the RandA survey by Luno, a London-based cryptocurrency platform, has revealed that a growing number of people in South Africa prefer holding cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and bitcoin cash rather than the local fiat unit, the rand. About 70 percent of South Africans have heard about virtual currencies, and most people have been using them as […]

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Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the Lira

Turkish Bitcoin Volume Soars as Traders Flee the LiraTrading volume on Turkish cryptocurrency exchanges has soared over the last 24 hours as citizens have sought refuge from the weakened lira. Turkey’s national currency has faced a torrid time on a day when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of trying to “stab it in the back”. Trade volume on domestic exchange Btcturk […]

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Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro Says

Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro SaysA new Venezuelan fiat currency, ‘anchored’ to the nation’s crypto, the Petro, is expected to start circulating in the second half of August. The news was announced by president Maduro himself, along with other measures intended to improve the economic situation in the country. The ‘Sovereign Bolivar’ will have less zeros than the inflated ‘Strong […]

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Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro Says

Bolivar ‘Anchored’ to the Petro to Be Issued in August, Maduro SaysA new Venezuelan fiat currency, ‘anchored’ to the nation’s crypto, the Petro, is expected to start circulating in the second half of August. The news was announced by president Maduro himself, along with other measures intended to improve the economic situation in the country. The ‘Sovereign Bolivar’ will have less zeros than the inflated ‘Strong […]

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Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You?

Does Your Money Serve the State or You?The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 4 Does Your Money Serve the State or You? The State, in short, subjects people, whereas Society associates them voluntarily. – Felix Morley Two simple litmus tests determine whether money serves the state (organized force) or whether it serves […]

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Japanese Economist Explains Why Another Bitcoin Price Surge Is Unlikely

Yukio Noguchi, a famous economist in Japan and an advisor to Waseda University’s Business and Finance Research Center argues we can’t expect Bitcoin’s prices to rapidly surge again. In his books and in recent articles, Noguchi makes his case eloquently. He wrote a recent article in Diamond Weekly clarifying his position but has been making […]

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Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study ConcludesA study has found that despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies do not endanger the financial system and the economy of Russia, as the risks are offset by the highly concentrated ownership of digital assets. Crypto fluctuations are not believed to affect consumption either. Russian residents have controlled cryptocurrency worth between $7.5 and $14 billion in the […]

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Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial InstrumentsThe Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine has indicated the regulator favors a decision to recognize cryptocurrencies as financial instruments. Timur Khromayev thinks it’s time to take the matter to the country’s Financial Stability Council. The point of no return has been passed, he says.   Also read: Ukraine to […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager DwarfsFor some obvious reasons, but also irrational fears, big players like China, Russia, and the European Union are wary of cryptos like bitcoin. Centralized control doesn’t square with decentralization. However, often that’s not how their own regions and smaller neighbors feel about cryptocurrencies. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we cover some recent developments mirroring this […]

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Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from Crypto

Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from CryptoIran’s central bank has issued a statement banning the country’s banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, citing money laundering and terrorism financing risks. However, the local crypto community in Iran believes that the ban will not affect them and some exchanges continue to operate normally. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law […]

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