Tag: afghanistan

Jun 24 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Carter, Mahboob, and Volkov on Bitcoin

The Human Rights Foundation’s biggest event of the year took place last month in Norway. The Oslo Freedom Forum defines itself as a “global conference series bringing together human rights defenders from around the world to speak truth to power.” And the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, Alex...

Jun 13 2022

A Harvard Professor’s Loony And Sadistic Suggestion For Crypto Regulation

Yikes! Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff really told us what the elites think of the common man in his “What’s the Crypto Regulation Endgame?” opinion piece. Spoiler alert: they don’t want you to have financial...

A Harvard Professor’s Loony And Sadistic Suggestions For Crypto Regulation

Yikes! Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff really told us what the elites think of the common man in his “What’s the Crypto Regulation Endgame?” opinion piece. Spoiler alert: they don’t want you to have financial...

Apr 26 2022

Stablecoins are becoming a safe haven for Afghans fleeing the oppressive Taliban regime

Apr 26 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption afghanistan stablecoins taliban

We are witnessing a global cryptocurrency boom, but not all crypto adoption around the world is made equal. While prospects of gaining wealth fuel most spikes in adoption, some result from a pressing need to preserve it. This is the case with Afghanistan, where the Taliban's takeover in 2021 left the country economically devastated amid crippling...

Afghans Aim To Protect Their Wealth Using Stablecoins – Bitcoin Not An Option?

Afghanistan is currently one of the top 20 countries that have widely adopted cryptocurrencies. Afghans have shifted to digital coins to protect their wealth from Talibans. Crypto is highly volatile but Afghans have put their trust into stablecoins instead of Bitcoin. Suggested Reading | Abu Dhabi...

Mar 16 2022

Afghans Became Crypto-friendly Amid US Sanctions

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August of last year, US authorities have cut off financial sources to disrupt the state's economy. As a result, money transfers became a severe problem for Afghans. Sanctions by the US unable Afghans from receiving foreign aid. But, cryptocurrencies popped up as an alternative payment medium...

Mar 10 2022

Bitcoin, The People And The Tragedy Of Afghanistan

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and its decision to seize the country’s assets demonstrates the importance of bitcoin as a sovereign asset.So, we all remember the absolute abysmal tragedy that was the United States’ withdrawal from the Afghan theater, right? And I place emphasis on...

Feb 07 2022

Crypto Story: Can Crypto Solve Afghanistan’s Extreme Hunger ?

Feb 07 2022 Published at Coingape under tags  afghanistan bitcoin crypto news education news

Fereshteh Forough believed that when the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan in August of last year, the organization would close her school in Herat, the country's third-largest city. The Taliban...

Jan 20 2022

NGOs Use Crypto To Aid Afghans Facing Taliban Takeover

Crypto is playing an important role for organizations looking to send financial aid to Afghanistan. Around 24.4 million afghans are in humanitarian need, but strict rules and sanctions forbid money to go into the country by traditional means. Immediate Support Is Needed Since the Taliban took over, the country has reached the verge of collapse. The price of basic goods is rapidly rising,...

Oct 06 2021

A Story Of Freedom In Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

An anonymous letter details how technology has provided freedom in a society under great stress.I vividly remember the day I cursed all the banks operating in my country. My friend and I were desperately going from bank to bank, trying to figure out a way to get paid online. The day before, we had made a decision: We wanted to become freelancers....

Sep 28 2021

Crypto Actually Fixes This: How Code to Inspire Uses Crypto in Afghanistan

Fereshteh Forough is the founder and CEO of Code to Inspire, a coding school for girls in Afghanistan. She discusses her background as a refugee, how she uses crypto to fund the school and pay students, and how the US military’s departure has affected student life. Topics include: Fereshteh’s journey from refugee to computer...

Sep 10 2021

Bitcoin Prevents Monetary Control, Whether Those In Control Like It Or Not

The peer-to-peer monetary network doesn’t discriminate between race, gender, religion, or political inclination.A Wall Street Journal report has claimed how bitcoin adoption in Afghanistan has catapulted since Kabul fell for the Taliban as citizens seek ways to put their hands on...

Aug 26 2021

Finding Financial Freedom In Afghanistan

A pioneering female CEO has been promoting Bitcoin in Afghanistan since 2013 and sees it needed in her home country now more than ever.Roya Mahboob — the first female Afghan tech CEO, one of TIME’s most influential people in the world and one of the first entrepreneurs to introduce Bitcoin...

Aug 25 2021

Afghans Turn To Bitcoin Stability After Taliban Takeover

Bitcoin adoption in Afghanistan has increased as citizens seek stability in the face of cash shortages and rising prices after Taliban takeover.Afghans have been resorting to bitcoin for storing and exchanging value since the Taliban took over control of most of the country. On August 15, hundreds of residents of Kabul, the country's capital, rushed to banks to withdraw money as Taliban...

Aug 18 2021

The U.S. Empire Has Fallen, Choose Bitcoin

Aug 18 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  afghanistan culture marty bent u.s.

The moral authority of the U.S. has been lost. Instead, choose Bitcoin and other open systems that respect freedom in the digital age.The below article was originally published in Marty's Bent Issue #1057: "The Empire Has Fallen."...

Aug 17 2021

Bank Runners In Afghanistan See No Cash, Sought To Flee The Country After Taliban Takeover

Aug 17 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  afghanistan bank run bitcoin btc culture

As the Taliban advances after the President fled, Afghans fail to withdraw life savings due to cash shortage. ​Hundreds of residents of the Afghan capital, Kabul, rushed to banks on August 15 to withdraw money from their bank accounts as Taliban fighters took over the city demanding the government's surrender,...

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