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Bitcoin Advocate Ziya Sadr Arrested by Iranian Security Forces
A friend of Sadr told CoinDesk the Iranian blockchain educator was arrested in Tehran on Sept. 19 and has not been released.
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Why Crypto Isn't a Tool for Protest in Argentina
The idea that growing stablecoin use can offer a solution to Argentina's persistent economic and political problems doesn't accord with reality, says Leah Callon-Butler after a recent visit.
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Tornado Cash Developer's Arrest in the Netherlands Draws Community Protest
After the detention of Alexey Pertsev, campaigners worry holding developers accountable for malicious use of their code could have a dangerous, chilling effect.
#FreeAlex protestors in Dam Square, Amsterdam (Jack Schickler)

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Lessons From the Turkish Government's Hasty Attempt to Regulate Cryptocurrencies
Grassroots action effectively stymied the quick adoption of bad crypto legislation.
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Bitcoin Is a Bad Way to Fund the Ottawa Protest, and That's a Good Thing
Funding an illegal protest isn’t right in any currency, even if the government’s use of the Emergency Measures Act should worry all Canadians.
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Bitcoin Fixes This: Canada Protest Edition
As the Canadian government claims emergency powers, people are discussing the implications for financial freedom.
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Anti-Bitcoin Demonstrations Rage in El Salvador During Nation’s Independence Day
Protesters set fire to a bitcoin ATM and marched through the streets of the capital San Salvador.
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Cuba crypto donations
En medio de la crisis sanitaria y el embargo económico, cubanos utilizan criptomonedas para ayudar a sus compatriotas
Bitcoin, USDT, litecoin, tron y bitcoin cash pueden ser usadas para enviar donaciones a afectados por la pandemia y la situación económica en Cuba.
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Cuba crypto donations
Amid Health Crisis and Economic Embargo, Cubans Are Using Cryptocurrencies to Help Compatriots
Bitcoin, USDT, litecoin, tron and bitcoin cash can be used to donate to Cubans.
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"End SARS" protesters in Nigeria last year.
'They'd Rather Buy Bitcoin and Take That Risk': An Interview With Paxful's Nena Nwachukwu
Last year’s End SARS protests over police brutality were a catalyst for Bitcoin adoption in Nigeria, says Nwachukwu, ahead of CoinDesk’s Crypto State event.
"End SARS" protesters in Nigeria last year.