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P2P Markets Report: Iranian Localbitcoins Volume Gains 190% in a Week

The peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a dramatic increase in Iranian and Indonesian trade activity, with both markets posting triple-digit volume gains in recent weeks. Localbitcoins volume has also surged in select Latin American markets this past week, with the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Venezuela posting some of their

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Lightning Network: Cool Enough for Twitter Jack and Fidelity But Not Iran

On Feb. 22, bitcoiners rejoiced when the financial banking giant Fidelity was handed the ‘Lightning torch’ as the Lightning Network’s social experiment was passed on to its latest bearer. Then, two days later, the new Lightning torch holder made the decision to exclude passing it on to a cryptocurrency

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Tidbits: Kraken CEO Offers Help in Quadrigacx Case, Iranian Bitcoiner Learns Expensive Lesson

Tidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. In this edition, Jesse Powell offers to help the Canadian police investigate the supposed death of Quadrigacx CEO Gerald Cotten and the subsequent movement of funds. Also, the r/btc community teaches Iranian redditor Cdaemon how to keep his

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Bill to Curb Iranian National Crypto Filed in US Congress

Draft legislation designed to hamper Iran’s efforts to create a sovereign cryptocurrency has been introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Blocking Iran Illicit Finance Act bans U.S. citizens and companies from all transactions and dealings in Iranian digital currency. The bill also introduces sanctions against foreign nationals and organizations

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Hit by Sanctions, Iranian Students in the UK Use Bitcoin to Bypass Banks

Before cryptocurrencies started to be widely used for speculation, they were first of all meant to be an unstoppable method for people to control their own money. A new example that this is still a needed use case comes from the U.K., where Iranian students have to bypass the

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