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France Orders Jail Time for 2 Men Charged With Funding Terrorism in Syria With Crypto: Report
The amount transferred via crypto by three Islamic extremists is estimated at around $280,000, one news outlet in France reported.
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Bitcoin Has Lost Its Way: Here’s How to Return to Crypto’s Subversive Roots
Bitcoin has traded its radical potential for the prospect of mainstream adoption. It's not worth it, writes Rachel-Rose O'Leary.
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The Truth About Bitcoin and Hezbollah in Lebanon
Will Hezbollah in Lebanon use bitcoin? The data suggests terror activity is uncommon despite surging crypto popularity across the Middle East.
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How Bitcoin Is Used to Promote Human Rights: Stories From Activists and Refugees
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.
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Yousif
At a Refugee Camp in Iraq, a 16-Year-Old Syrian Is Teaching Crypto Basics
Here's what an unbanked refugee really thinks about crypto.
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Sharia Goldbugs: How ISIS Created a Currency for World Domination
By trading oil using its own currency, ISIS planned to destabilize the US economy by forcibly decoupling the dollar from the oil business.
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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.
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Murder, Censorship and Syria: Crypto and the Future of Uprisings
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.
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The Trolls Accused Me of ‘Crypto-Colonialism’ in Syria – I’m Listening
Cryptocurrency isn't colonialism in Syria – it's a step in ensuring the technological autonomy of the region.
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Egypt
Monero Mining Malware Attack Linked to Egyptian Telecom Giant
Thousands of devices allegedly affected by malware across Egypt, Turkey and Syria.
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