PayPal de-platforms conservative domain registrar over ‘alternative currency’

Epik domain registrar claims the move is politically motivated to silence conservative voices. PayPal has terminated its services to domain registrar Epik, allegedly due to a risk of money laundering through its “alternative currency” Masterbucks, according to an article on Mashable. However, in a series of open letters, Robert Davis, Epik’s senior vice president of […]

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Trump Tweets Crypto Rant — What Is the Bitcoin Reference Really About?

President Donald Trump’s mention of cryptocurrencies is historic, but the blockchain industry deserves a more serious conversation… Over the last few years, United States President Donald Trump’s tweetstorms have become a peculiar yet amusing feature of American public life. The president’s off-the-cuff comments have served a wide variety of purposes, from enriching political discourse with […]

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Coinbase Bans Personal Account of British Right-Wing Pundit Milo Yiannopoulos

U.S. major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has barred British right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos from its platform. American major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has barred British right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos from its platform, Yiannopoulos stated in a Gab post on May 3. Yiannopoulos is a well-known political commentator and public speaker, espousing controversial far-right views and describing himself […]

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Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

As controversial figures on the right find themselves deplatformed, they increasingly turn to crypto for fundraising. Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan.7–13: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

The network of altcoin Ethereum Classic undergoes a 51 percent attack, and Fortnite removes Monero from their merch store. Top Stories This Week Altcoin Ethereum Classic Reportedly Undergoes 51 Percent Attack Earlier this week, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) reportedly underwent a 51 percent attack. In the aftermath, crypto exchange Coinbase noted that upwards of $1.1 […]

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