Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs

In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and throwing more than a million people into concentration camps. But in Istanbul, 3,000 miles away, a community of women who have escaped a life of repression are fighting a digital...

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Feds Dismantled the Dark-Web Drug Trade—but It's Already Rebuilding

After recent high-profile dark-web drug market takedowns, new vendors are already filling the void.

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Renewed Market Growth Has Sparked Demand for Crypto-Backed Loans
May10

Renewed Market Growth Has Sparked Demand for Crypto-Backed Loans

With cryptocurrency markets back to life, hodling sounds like a smart strategy once again. Cryptocurrency owners are now more likely to pledge coins to borrow fiat if they need it, rather than sell their appreciating digital assets. The spread of crypto-backed loans could also be a good indicator of investor sentiment. According to a source from the industry, the customer base has been growing. Also read: Online Bank Mistertango...

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Crypto Adoption Remains Strong in Venezuela Amid Political Chaos
May10

Crypto Adoption Remains Strong in Venezuela Amid Political Chaos

The political tension in Venezuela has affected local cryptocurrency adoption. While there are roadblocks, many crypto-advocating projects continue to thrive in the country. News.Bitcoin.com takes a deep look at the current situation in Venezuela, crypto adoption efforts and how the recent political crisis affects them. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Political Turmoil and Economy in...

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Bitcoin’s Software Has Been Rolled Back Before
May10

Bitcoin’s Software Has Been Rolled Back Before

When Binance lost $40 million to hackers this week, the crypto community discussed reorganizing the chain after it was suggested by a developer from MIT. Many people were upset by this proposition, declaring that there was no way a coordinated effort with miners could be pulled off. However, most bitcoiners don’t seem to remember that a similar centralized decision was made in 2013, when Btc Guild’s hashrate was leveraged...

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