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Fed Policy Win Could Harm Bitcoin’s Wall Street Narrative
The January rebound in equities and knockout employment report may have undermined a few buy-bitcoin narratives, but the real value proposition behind bitcoin lies far beyond Wall Street in emerging markets, where bitcoin is in strong demand.
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OFAC Backtracks (Somewhat) on Tornado Cash Sanctions
But not enough to stop lawsuits, says Coin Center.
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Lebanon Preparing Central Bank Digital Currency for 2021 Rollout
Central bankers hope the CBDC will help restore confidence in Lebanon's shaky banking sector.
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Binance Charity Pledges $20K to Beirut Explosion Relief Efforts
Binance's charity arm is donating $20,000 to the victims of an explosion that rocked Lebanon's capital earlier this month.
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Bitcoiners Launch Cryptocurrency Relief Fund Following Beirut Explosion
A group of Lebanese expats in Europe organized the Crypto Disaster Relief For Beirut Explosion fund to support those affected by last week's tragedy.
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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 Fits Into Lebanon’s Banking Crisis
Lebanon's crisis has been raging for years, but the devaluation of the Lebanese pound and a global downturn has made stable financial services even more urgent.
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Lebanon
Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: The Middle East
Regions with weak states and educated diasporas are seeing a rising demand for cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and decentralized applications.
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When Currencies Fail: A Primer on the Dollar Crisis in Lebanon
A massive shortage of dollars is instigating economic chaos, including a more than 50% loss of value in the Lebanese pound and what looks like an enormous local premium for bitcoins. Presented in podcast and full-transcript formats.
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Middle East
Despite Bitcoin Price Dips, Crypto Is a Safe Haven in the Middle East
Bitcoin fell 40 percent this week from coronavirus shocks, but it's still seen as a safe haven in the Middle East.
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