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The Case for Taxing Proof-of-Work
Most bitcoin owners aren't cypherpunks and don't require an energy-intensive consensus mechanism. A tax would shift them on to sensible alternatives. This post is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week.
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Binance.US Hires Former Société Générale and Gemini Exec as Chief Compliance Officer
Tammy Weinrib will have a focus on know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) programs.
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Hodl Hodl Explains August Security Issues, Puts Lending on Hold
The peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform is closed for new deals until the planned relaunch in September.
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Crypto Adoption Shifts to Emerging Markets as China, US Drop in Chainalysis Global Rankings
Crypto adoption has increased 23-fold globally over the past year with India, Pakistan and Ukraine driving the surge.
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P2P Exchange Hodl Hodl Reports Security Issue
The non-custodial marketplace said some users' payment passwords might have been compromised.
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Thriving Under Pressure: Why Crypto Is Booming in Nigeria Despite the Banking Ban
Crypto communities world-wide have found ways around government bans, and Nigeria is no exception.
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Bitcoin 'Can't Be Stopped': Nigerians Look to P2P Exchanges After Crypto Ban
Some Nigerians plan to continue using bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies despite a directive issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last week ordering banks to close down accounts associated with cryptocurrencies.
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Kenyans Can Now Buy and Sell Crypto Through Paxful's P2P Marketplace
Paxful has partnered with Kenya-based remittance network BitLipa to allow users to buy and sell bitcoin and the tether stablecoin.
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India May Be Starting Its Biggest Bitcoin Bull Run Yet
India’s crypto trade volumes have soared since the Supreme Court of India lifted banking restrictions for exchanges in March. According to Coin Dance's Paxful and LocalBitcoins volume data, India’s bitcoin peer-to-peer trade volume reached an all-time high in July.
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Ripple Exec Unveils P2P Payments Platform Using XRP
Craig DeWitt has unveiled the beta release of a personal peer-to-peer payments project that will work in popular web browsers.
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