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LocalBitcoins Seller Charged After Undercover ‘Human Trafficking’ Sting

A Washington state resident has been charged with money laundering after selling Bitcoin for $140,000 in cash to undercover agents.Bothell’s Kenneth Warren Rhule, 26, met with agents from Homeland Security Investigations on numerous occasions between April to December 2018, often in Seattle-area Starbucks cafes.According to the unsealed complaint Rhule

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World’s Largest Human Resources Firm Adopts Smart Contracts Platform

Human resources firm Ranstad, which recently became global leader in the sector, has chosen to further automate its workflow using a smart contracts-focused blockchain.The firm’s 40,000 employees will be using an enterprise blockchain solution from New York-based Cypherium, which has struck partnerships with major cloud providers Google Cloud Wing,

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How Bitcoin Is Used by Activists and Refugees to Promote Human Rights

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way people view bitcoin, including stories from the Middle East.Many bitcoiners see cryptocurrency as a cypherpunk tool that enhances personal freedoms, with cypherpunk meaning “using

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