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Taliban had a ‘massive chilling effect’ on Afghan crypto market: Report

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has had a “massive chilling effect” on the local cryptocurrency market, bringing it to an effective “standstill,” according to a recent report.Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis in an Oct. 5 report stated the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region saw the largest crypto market growth

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What the Taliban crackdown means for crypto’s future in Afghanistan

With the rise of the Taliban last year in August, Afghanistan faced global sanctions that led to many international organizations and money transaction services halting operations in the country. This made room for digital currencies and stablecoins to be widely used, at least to send or receive remittances.However, the Taliban

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How are Afghans using crypto under the Taliban government?

After the Taliban took full control of Afghanistan in August last year, many international non-governmental organizations and services stopped operating in the country. Among them were payment services like Western Union and Swift.Many Afghans subsequently began to learn about cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology to — at the very

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