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Lafayette, Louisiana’s Mayor-President Reveals Plans to Create a Municipal Digital Currency and Accompanying ICO

Joel Robideaux, Mayor-President of Lafayette, Louisiana, announced yesterday that the city-parish government is considering creating its own digital currency and holding an accompanying initial coin offering (ICO). Doing so would position Lafayette to follow the lead of Berkeley, California, which earlier this year revealed plans to create a municipal bond-backed …

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Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant

Russian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also …

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Bitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining Operation

China’s crypto mining giant, Bitmain, is one step closer to establishing mining facilities in Washington state. The Port of Walla Walla – Walla Walla county’s economic development agency – unanimously approved a land lease and purchase option that would allow Bitmain to build its new crypto mining facility. The company’s …

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