Censorship

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The Protocol: Bitcoin Censorship, or Just 'Spam Filtering?'
In this week's issue of The Protocol newsletter, we're highlight blockchain developers named in CoinDesk's Most Influential list just out, including Blockstream's Lisa Neigut...
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Builder censorship on Ethereum has more than tripled over the past 12 months. (Toni Wahrstätter/censorship.pics)
Ethereum's 'Censorship' Problem Is Getting Worse
Four of the five biggest "block builders" on Ethereum are excluding transactions sanctioned by the U.S. government, data shows.
Builder censorship on Ethereum has more than tripled over the past 12 months. (Toni Wahrstätter/censorship.pics)

The ability to transfer all PYUSD user funds into PayPal may leave crypto natives hesitant to adopt the stablecoin. Oliver Buchmann/Unsplash)
What's Wrong With PayPal's Stablecoin?
If PYUSD is to gain true and lasting traction, the newly minted stablecoin issuer needs to address certain centralization concerns, Kima Chief Technology Officer Guy Vider wri...
The ability to transfer all PYUSD user funds into PayPal may leave crypto natives hesitant to adopt the stablecoin. Oliver Buchmann/Unsplash)

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Reject CBDCs, Embrace the Right to Transact
The steady creep of payments digitization means governments will be able to increasingly intervene and potentially censor economic activity.
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Succumb to the temptation of Apple's 4.15% APR ... and you may find yourself cast out of the Garden. (Detail of Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel, 1509)
Apple and Goldman Sachs Don’t Trust Their New Banking Customers
“Security reviews” are locking up Apple Savings accounts for weeks on end, as a blunt-force anti-money laundering system turns customers into suspects.
Succumb to the temptation of Apple's 4.15% APR ... and you may find yourself cast out of the Garden. (Detail of Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel, 1509)

A new research report alleges widespread illicit misuse of the Cash App payments platform. The bigger risk may be centralized, politicized payments services themselves. (Shutterstock)
What Hindenburg Research’s Takedown of Block Says About Money and Crime
Expecting centralized money services to halt crime only helps politicize money and disempower users.
A new research report alleges widespread illicit misuse of the Cash App payments platform. The bigger risk may be centralized, politicized payments services themselves. (Shutterstock)

Economist Paul Krugman (David Shankbone/Creative Commons)
Paul Krugman Is Having a Bitcoin Moment
Venmo blacklisted the die-hard crypto skeptic. Maybe now he’ll see the light.
Economist Paul Krugman (David Shankbone/Creative Commons)

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Fewer Than Half of New Ethereum Blocks Over the Past 24 Hours Are OFAC Compliant
For the first time since October, fewer than 50% of new blocks over a 24-hour period are OFAC compliant, partially thanks to more noncensoring options that make up a larger sh...
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Nostr's Damus, on Apple's App Store. (Apple)
Jack Dorsey-Based Social Network Nostr's Damus App Banned From China App Store
A notification from Apple says Damus “includes content that is illegal in China.”
Nostr's Damus, on Apple's App Store. (Apple)

Emergency button representing Bitcoin “kill switch”
Craig Wright’s Blacklist Resembles Bitcoin ‘Kill Switch’ Satoshi Never Followed Through On
The blacklist manager was unveiled in October and is part of Bitcoin SV’s digital asset recovery process.
Emergency button representing Bitcoin “kill switch”