In Georgia, crypto is a crucial tool for refugees escaping the war – Cointelegraph Magazine

I arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia, near Russia’s southern border, in late February — just a few days after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. I had been reporting on crypto and blockchain from St. Petersburg, but after the war started, staying there had become untenable.During my first week in the city, I searched for an apartment to […]

How digital assets make a difference amid a war

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has become a stress test for crypto in many tangible ways. Digital assets have emerged as an effective means of directly supporting humanitarian efforts, and the crypto industry, despite enormous pressure, has largely proved itself a mature community — one ready to comply with international policies without compromising the core […]

Pentagon War Game Envisioned a Generation-Z Rebellion Funded by Bitcoin

The world has been hit by cyberattacks from a shadowy organization, “Zbellion,” that funds itself through stealing fiat currencies from “the establishment” and converting it into bitcoin. Don’t panic, though. That scenario is the premise for a war game from the U.S. military, designed in 2018 to prepare troops for future conflicts fought on computers […]

US Pentagon Created a War Game to Fight the Establishment with BTC

In the midst of ongoing protests across the United States, some turned violent by police brutality, one publication has uncovered information on a Pentagon war game created in 2018 that has an uncanny resemblance to current events.  According to a June 6 article on The Intercept, documents reveal the United States Pentagon created a game […]

Blockchain Bites: Magic’s Raise, Compound’s Distribution and Trump’s Twitter War

The case for decentralized platforms has never been clearer, as President Donald Trump goes on the offensive against big tech platforms like Twitter and Facebook, said lawyers and technologists surveyed by CoinDesk. Meanwhile, decentralized identity service Magic has raised $4 million from heavy-weight investors including Naval Ravikant, SV Angel and Placeholder, and the Digital Dollar […]

No, ISIS Does Not Have $300M in a Bitcoin ‘War Chest’

Blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis has published a report debunking a number of popular narratives surrounding the use of crypto to finance terrorism. The report emphasizes the harm of false reporting in spreading misinformation and damaging the reputation of firms operating with virtual currencies. As “a trusted investigative partner to governments around the world, preventing terrorists […]

Will Bitcoin Price Plunge Again as US-China Trade War Reignites?

The trade war between the United States and China began in January 2018. When tariffs were imposed on Chinese goods in July of the same year, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) plunged 31% from $8,487 to $6,000. Now the U.S. and China are on the verge of reigniting a new trade war as the two […]

This Chilling Global Trade War Warning Could Send Bitcoin Demand Higher

Bitcoin is eyeing significant growth in the year 2020 as global economies form a unified front against China over its failure to handle the coronavirus outbreak. Veteran investor David Sokulsky warned that escalating tensions would begin a trade war much worse than the one between Beijing and Washington. The prediction raised opportunities for Bitcoin to […]