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Fiat Lite vs. Freedom Maximalist: The Two Types of Bitcoiner

</header> <strong>As regulation continues growing exponentially for cryptocurrencies worldwide, a chasm is yawning ever deeper between supporters. On the one hand, many yearn for massive adoption and clear regulations so they can get on with their trading, and get on with their lives – not to mention the lucrative value gains attendant to such ubiquity. …

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From Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful

</header> <strong>Stories continue to emerge about newly discovered illegal mining operations being busted by state and corporate authorities. Just last week Iranian media reported the seizure of 177 Bitcoin mining units worth over $270,000 being smuggled via truck in the Arak region. On July 31, Russia’s Kraskom power company reported illegal siphoning of power from …

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How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

</header> <strong>On July 16, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a short press briefing discussing cryptocurrencies and the pressing need for regulation. A 28-minute slodge of alphabet agency soup, studded with calculated mentions of “terrorism” nearly every minute, casual observers were left confused. Are we talking about crypto or biological weapons of …

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JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

</header> <strong> A ship seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in June carrying over 15,000 kilos of cocaine has now been tied to JP Morgan Chase’s asset management unit. Officially the company does not exercise any operational control of the vessel, but some serious questions are raised when such large scale transport …

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Mercado Livre Bans Cryptocurrency Listings Following $750 Million Investment From Paypal

</header> <strong>Cryptocurrency listings have been prohibited from publication on Mercado Livre, also known as Free Market, following a $750 million investment into the platform from Paypal. Just prior to the announcement, more than 10,000 listings relating to virtual currencies were identified on the platform.</strong> Also Read: Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption …

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