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Think bitcoin is volatile? In Zimbabwe it is a safe alternative

Think bitcoin is volatile? In Zimbabwe it is a safe alternative

Written by on November 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HARARE (Reuters) – For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion. Some are turning to bitcoin out of desperation as their bank deposits lose value almost by the day, while others […]

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News highlights – 10 January

News highlights – 10 January

Written by on January 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 10 January WeChat launches service to by-pass app store BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s largest mobile social media network WeChat is offering its 768 million users a function which allows them to by-pass app stores such as Apple’s. Read more… Anti-establishment feeling could boost blockchain (and bitcoin) in 2017 LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – […]

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Social media driving Zimbabwe protests

Social media driving Zimbabwe protests

Written by on July 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HARARE (Reuters) – Organizers of a general strike against Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe pledged on Thursday to continue action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media movement has coalesced into the biggest uprising against his rule in nearly a decade. Zimbabweans have been using the Internet in recent weeks to mobilize for street protests […]

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