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Unofficial Iranian Telegram Applications Leak Data of 42M Users

While Telegram isn’t giving up its ongoing legal battle with United States regulators to launch its TON blockchain project, some…

How Bitcoin’s Price Slump Is Changing the Geography of Mining

Although China remains, by far, the leading region for bitcoin mining, the coronavirus downturn is changing the picture in other…

Despite Bitcoin Price Dips, Crypto Is a Safe Haven in the Middle East

Although it’s difficult to quantify demand for bitcoin in informal markets across the Middle East, small-scale traders from Lebanon to…

Why Energy Experts Are Watching Crypto as Oil Wars Emerge

Global energy markets could impact the future of bitcoin, but not strictly in terms of supply or demand.  On the…

What the Oil Market Says About Bitcoin’s ‘Safe Haven’ Status

Monday’s historic financial tumult reached beyond stocks, sinking commodities and even bitcoin markets. “I don’t think any asset is safe…

Yemen’s Civil War Shows the Dangers of Crypto

The Takeaway: Yemen, home to what the United Nations calls the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis, is in a state of…

Iranian General Calls for use of Crypto to Evade Sanctions

This week an Iranian general called for a unique way to bypass the sanctions on his country enforced by the…

Iranian General Advocates Crypto Use for Skirting Sanctions: Report

An Iranian general is reportedly calling for the use of cryptocurrency to evade sanctions. Saeed Muhammad, commander of the Islamic…

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 14, 2020

With bitcoin holding above $10,000, we're joined by CoinDesk senior reporter Leigh Cuen to discuss developments and implications in the…

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