Stories from Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia show how bitcoin is being used in the real world.

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This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” is a reading of Alex Gladstein’s latest piece, “Check Your Financial Privilege.” It follows the stories of people in three African nations who paint a very different picture from the rampant bitcoin speculation you hear about in the news.

See also: Bitcoin Is a Way to Repair Economic Injustice: Author Isaiah Jackson

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