How Bitcoin Is Used by Activists and Refugees to Promote Human Rights

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way people view bitcoin, including stories from the Middle East. Many bitcoiners see cryptocurrency as a cypherpunk tool that enhances personal freedoms, with cypherpunk meaning “using privacy tech to promote […]

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Mastercard and Ripple’s Xpring Join Industry Group to Promote Blockchain Education – CoinDesk

Mastercard has joined a working group that supports blockchain education and research in universities around the world. Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced Tuesday it has welcomed 11 founding members into its Blockchain Education Alliance. In addition to the card network, the new members include the innovation arms of payments startup Ripple and crypto exchange Binance, and […]

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Binance US Now Offers Staking Rewards for These Two Cryptocurrencies – CoinDesk

Binance US has joined other major exchanges in the staking game, adding staking rewards for cryptocurrencies algorand (ALGO) and cosmos (ATOM). Announced Wednesday, the exchange said returns will be given on a monthly basis. ALGO and ATOM are the only proof-of-stake (PoS) cryptocurrencies currently available on Binance US, a California-based licensee of one of the […]

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Huobi Says It’s Joining a Chinese Government-Led Blockchain Alliance – CoinDesk

Huobi China has joined a state-backed blockchain alliance envisioned to be one of the most influential infrastructure services providers in the country.  The Chinese branch of Huobi Group announced its membership in the Blockchain-Based Services Network (BSN) Development Alliance at its launch on Sunday in Hangzhou of Southern China, the company told CoinDesk.  Led by […]

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