Frederick

Munawa

Frederick  Munawa

Frederick Munawa is a Technology Reporter for Coindesk. He covers blockchain protocols with a specific focus on bitcoin and bitcoin-adjacent networks. Prior to his work in the blockchain space, he worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, Fidelity Investments, and several other global financial institutions. He has a background in Finance and Law, with an emphasis on technology, investments, and securities regulation. Frederick owns units of the CI Bitcoin ETF fund above Coindesk’s $1,000 disclosure threshold.

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Crypto Is Quietly Thriving in Sub-Saharan Africa: Chainalysis Report
The report shows strong crypto usage and adoption rates in the region. With highly educated young people and low job prospects, crypto is “a way to feed their family," says Convexity founder Adedeji Owonibi.
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Lightning Labs Releases Software to Allow Bitcoin Developers to Mint and Transfer Assets on the Blockchain
The alpha version of Taro will make it possible to create peer-to-peer Bitcoin and Lightning-native stablecoins.
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Bitcoin Lightning-Enabled ‘Listen-to-Earn’ Podcast App Gets an Upgrade
The app’s new model offers a simpler, more intuitive and more transparent way for listeners to earn BTC.
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THNDR Games Launches Play-to-Earn Bitcoin Solitaire Mobile Game
The new game, dubbed Club Bitcoin: Solitaire, aims to increase bitcoin adoption by specifically targeting female audiences and emerging markets.
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Bitcoin After the Ethereum Merge: Experts Weigh In
The immediate impact of the Merge on Bitcoin will probably be minimal.
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Suggestions That Bitcoin Halving Might Come Sooner Are Mostly Wrong
Bitcoin’s hashrate is reaching all-time highs, and it’s causing confusion about “the halvening” on Twitter.
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The Conservative Party of Canada Elects Pro-Bitcoin Leader Pierre Poilievre as Party Head
Pierre Poilievre won the leadership race by a landslide and plans to make Canada the “blockchain capital of the world.”
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Crypto Investor Paradigm Argues Infrastructure Providers Should Not Be Subject to US Treasury Sanctions
The firm laid out a legal argument against Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions targeting base layer participants such as miners and validators.
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Can Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Projects Avoid OFAC Sanctions?
Bitcoin that’s been sent through privacy-preserving mixers could be vulnerable to censorship. But there are some workarounds in progress.
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Inside the $3B DeFi Exploit of Acala's Crypto Platform
The exploit of one of Acala's liquidity pools demonstrates how easily billions of dollars can be siphoned from DeFi platforms, potentially wreaking havoc on an entire industry in a matter of minutes.
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