This North Syrian School Is a Baby Step Toward a Blockchain Society
Students in Rojava, a semi-autonomous enclave of Syria, are making up for years of lost education by studying computer code and blockchain technology.
Will Hezbollah in Lebanon use bitcoin? The data suggests terror activity is uncommon despite surging crypto popularity across the Middle East.
CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way people view bitcoin, including stories from the Middle East.
Bitcoin has traded its radical potential for the prospect of mainstream adoption. It's not worth it, writes Rachel-Rose O'Leary.
Here's what an unbanked refugee really thinks about crypto.
By trading oil using its own currency, ISIS planned to destabilize the US economy by forcibly decoupling the dollar from the oil business.
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.