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The Inevitability of Crypto in Iraq
Despite roadblocks, crypto is becoming increasingly popular in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.
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Crypto Adoption in Middle East Will Come From Unstable Nations
The next wave of crypto adoption in the region is likely to come from citizens in unstable autocracies or those facing crushing inflation in countries like Iran and Lebanon.
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Hamas Organizes A Demonstration Supporting Hezbollah
Israeli Seizure Order Shows Hamas Holds USDT, TRX, DOGE
The wallets, 84 in all, show the terrorist group has diversified its holdings far beyond bitcoin.
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Bahrain
Shariah-Compliant Crypto Exchange Wins License From Bahrain Central Bank
Launching soon, CoinMENA said it will offer spot trading in five major cryptocurrencies.
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Coinbase Joins $6M Funding Round for Licensed Middle-East Exchange Rain Financial
The $6 million Series A round was led by Middle-Eastern VC firm MEVP Capital.
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Ripple Opens Dubai HQ as Blockchain Firm Mulls Leaving US
The blockchain company's new Middle East and North Africa headquarters will be within the DIFC financial hub.
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Ghass Mo (Ghassmo)
What It's Really Like to Live on Bitcoin in the Middle East
The story of a Syrian migrant in Iraq shows how bitcoin can work as intended – as a global currency that transcends borders.
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Nasrallah Lebanon Syria
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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Tehran, Iran
Iran Issues License for Nation's Biggest Bitcoin Mining Operation
A Turkish firm has been granted a license to operate a data center with up to 6,000 bitcoin mining machines.
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