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Zimbabwe's Gold-Backed Digital Token Won't Fix the Country's Currency Woes, Economists Say
Sound macroeconomic policies like raising interest rates and bringing down the country's deficit could dampen Zimbabwe's currency instability, economists said.
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Zimbabwe Central Bank Wants Citizens to Subscribe to Its Gold-Backed Digital Currency
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has said the tokens will be issued on May 8.
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Zimbabwe to Introduce Gold-Backed Digital Currency: Report
Zimbabwe to Introduce Gold-Backed Digital Currency: Report
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, or RBZ, plans to introduce a gold-backed digital currency as legal tender to help stabilize the local currency, the Zim dollar, according to repo...
Zimbabwe to Introduce Gold-Backed Digital Currency: Report

Zimbabwe will introduce a gold-backed digital token as legal tender. (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
Zimbabwe to Introduce Gold-Backed Digital Currency: Report
The country's central bank wants people to be able to exchange Zimbabwe dollars for the gold-backed token so that they can hedge against the currency's volatility.
Zimbabwe will introduce a gold-backed digital token as legal tender. (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)

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How Bitcoin Contributions Funded a $1.4M Solar Installation in Zimbabwe
The long-running Sun Exchange has a pitch for environmentally conscious bitcoiners.
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Venezuela's Bitcoin Story Puts It in a Category of One
Venezuela’s peer-to-peer bitcoin activity has been extraordinary, whether measured as an absolute or relative to GDP, according to CoinDesk Research data.
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Zimbabwe Halts Mobile Transactions as Hyperinflation Spurs Currency Flight
Zimbabwe's central bank, seeking to block attempts to avoid the country’s hyperinflation, halted all transactions conducted by "mobile money agents" this week.
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Bitcoin News Roundup for June 30, 2020
As Zimbabwe embarks on its fifth bout of hyperinflation in modern history, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup.
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If Bitcoin Works in Zimbabwe, It Works Everywhere (Part 4 of a Six-Part Documentary Podcast Series)
On this episode, we join Anita Posch in Harare, Zimbabwe as she discusses bitcoin's potential with a self-described "digipreneur" and teacher.
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In Zimbabwe, Crypto Is a 'Liberation Tool': Bitcoin in Africa, Part 1 of a New Documentary Podcast Series
After three weeks of listening, recording and talking bitcoin in Africa, podcaster Anita Posch shares her experiences in part one of this new six-part documentary podcast seri...
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