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BCH Microblog ‘Member’ Shows the Future of Reddit-Like Forums

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Since the Bitcoin Cash upgrade in May 2018, software developers have unleashed a slew of microblogging protocols that utilize OP_return transactions. One application called Member is a BCH-based browser that makes use of these types of transactions and the extra space added to the data carrier size. While still in its infancy, …

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Russia demands Google stop advertising ‘illegal’ protests on YouTube

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Russia is intensifying its pressure on Google to censor political dissent in the country. Media overseer Roskomnadzor has sent a letter to Google insisting that it stop promoting “illegal mass events” on YouTube. It didn’t like that YouTube channels were using push notifications and other measures to spread information about …

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Youtube Censorship Drives Uptake of Crypto-Powered Video Platforms

</header> <strong>If the prospect of greater privacy and financial sovereignty doesn’t lure the masses to crypto networks, perhaps the ability to speak freely will. Lately, a lot of people who couldn’t give a damn about peer-to-peer cryptocurrency have taken a shine to peer-to-peer networks that run on the same censorship-resistant principles. As social networks run …

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Turkey requires broadcast licenses for online media providers

Sponsored Links hsyncoban via Getty Images Turkey is extending its internet clampdown to media providers. The country now requires that all online content companies obtain broadcast licenses from TV regulator RTUK, which will also watch over their content. If they run afoul of RTUK’s rules, they’ll have 30 days to alter their content or risk …

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Crypto Social Media is Breaking Free: How 10+ Blockchain Platforms Pay You to Post

</header> <strong>Social media has become so embedded in most people’s everyday lives that it’s hard to imagine life — or even a span of a few hours — without it. While the social media revolution is huge, there’s another revolution within that revolution, driven by users into cryptocurrency, privacy, and immutability: incentivized, blockchain-based social media.</strong> …

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Gab Seeks $10M to Decentralize and Use ‘Free Speech Money’ Bitcoin

Social media platform Gab has made a bid to seal $10 million in a Series A crowdfunding round that will enable it decentralize its infrastructure and integrate bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning Network payments.  Founded in 2016, Gab has risen to notoriety due to a perception that it serves as an “echo chamber” for “extremist,” alt- …

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Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable Internet

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>In an age of unprecedented censorship, surveillance and rampant deplatforming, Bitcoin stands out as a beacon of hope. Its decentralized ledger enables value to be transmitted to anyone, anywhere without fear or favor. Whether you’re a Mongolian goat herder or a Miami drugs baron, your money is good when it’s sent as …

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

</header> <strong>Russian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused …

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Binance DEX: Navigating Country-Specific Cryptocurrency Trading Restrictions

At the start of June 2019, reports emerged that Binance DEX’s website was blocking users with IP addresses from 29 countries. This news immediately caused confusion with some commentators, using it as an opportunity to reaffirm their stance that Binance DEX is not truly a decentralized exchange (DEX). However, as it turned out, the initial …

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Russia to start blocking major VPNs after censorship refusal

Sponsored Links Mikhail TereshchenkoTASS via Getty Images Russia’s hatred for censorship-dodging VPNs is well-known, and it’s now prepared to follow through on its . Telecoms oversight chief Alexander Zharov told Interfax that he expected to block nine major VPNs, including ExpressVPN and NordVPN, for refusing to connect to a national blacklist that would prevent people …

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