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Regional turmoil notwithstanding, President Alexander Lukashenko's government is committed to attracting crypto miners, lawyers in Minsk say. (Illustration: Yunha Lee)
Will Belarus Lure Crypto Miners Amid Sanctions, Russia-Ukraine War?
Despite favorable business conditions, a country’s political environment can deter international capital. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Mining Week
Regional turmoil notwithstanding, President Alexander Lukashenko's government is committed to attracting crypto miners, lawyers in Minsk say. (Illustration: Yunha Lee)

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EU Says Russia, Belarus Sanctions Extend to Crypto
Crypto assets fall into the category of "transferrable securities" and are therefore clearly included in the scope of sanctions, the EU said.
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US Shutters Embassy in Belarus Amid Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks
As with mainstream financial markets, cryptocurrency has felt the ripples of the hostilities in Eastern Europe.
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Ukraine Asks Exchanges to Freeze Russian, Belarusian Crypto Accounts
Binance and Kraken won't freeze accounts for now, while DMarket will.
Russia's war with Ukraine continues. (Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images)

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Belarus Introduces Special Electricity Tariff for Miners
Crypto miners are now being classified in the same category as data centers.
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Belarus Aiming for More Control Over Digital Economy, Crypto Exchanges: Report
Belarusian protestors used bitcoin to support each other after a controversial election last year.
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Internet Shutdowns Cost India $2.8B in 2020: Report
A 2020 report by Top10VPN found India to be the country that suffered the most economic damage from internet disruptions.
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Belarus Bank to Offer Bitcoin Purchases, With Litecoin and Ether Coming Soon
A Belarusian bank is launching a bitcoin buying service via bank cards for citizens of Belarus and Russia.
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Protesters March In Minsk For Seventh Weekend After Disputed Election
Belarus News Media Are Testing Decentralized Tech to Resist Censorship
Belarus media are testing NewNode, a decentralized tech helping resist the government censorship.
Protesters March In Minsk For Seventh Weekend After Disputed Election

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How a Hacker Launched a Decentralized Network to Track Internet Censorship
Using free and open-source software, the Open Observatory of Network Interference has built a “decentralized, citizen-led, internet censorship observatory.”
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