One technologist's imprisonment and execution in Syria exemplifies the parallel use of technology for both liberation and repression – and why bitcoin and other censorship resistant tech is needed in such areas. Meet Bassel Khartabil.
Cryptocurrency isn't colonialism in Syria – it's a step in ensuring the technological autonomy of the region.
Students in Rojava, a semi-autonomous enclave of Syria, are making up for years of lost education by studying computer code and blockchain technology.
Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk, covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest. This article is part of her ongoing dispatches from Rojova, Syria. I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region […]
A region in Northern Syria called Rojava is looking to use cryptocurrency to overcome economic sanctions and even redesign its society.