Category: Asia

Celebrity tokens: Signs of rising crypto adoption in Indonesia

Celebrity tokens: Signs of rising crypto adoption in Indonesia

Cryptocurrency investments in Indonesia have seen considerable growth between 2020-2022, with 4% of the country’s population having invested in crypto. In 2021, crypto transaction volumes surpassed $34 billion, according to Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency. This growth has formed a new mindset toward crypto investment, especially in the mainstream media. One example of cryptocurrencies’ […]

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How are Afghans using crypto under the Taliban government?

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 least — receive remittances […]

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Sanctions and trade: Iran aims to develop a central bank digital currency

Sanctions and trade: Iran aims to develop a central bank digital currency

As payment methods continue to evolve, new innovations are improving financial infrastructures that have been in use for years. Currently, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are a topic that has grabbed the attention of many nations worldwide including the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Middle Eastern nation has faced considerable economic and financial hardships due […]

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