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Kazakhstan’s Power Shortages: Crypto Miners and Geopolitics
November 19, 2021

Kazakhstan’s Power Shortages: Crypto Miners and Geopolitics

By Paolo Sorbello
Data centers caused a spike in electricity demand, while the country is still dependent on coal.

Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial
September 16, 2021

Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
But little good will come from authorizing the mining and trading of the volatile digital currencies.
Kazakhstan’s Cryptocurrency Mining Grows Despite Emissions Worries
September 15, 2021

Kazakhstan’s Cryptocurrency Mining Grows Despite Emissions Worries

By Paolo Sorbello
The increased energy demand could be met by a long-awaited nuclear power plant. 

How Terrorists Use Cryptocurrency in Southeast Asia
June 30, 2020

How Terrorists Use Cryptocurrency in Southeast Asia

By V. Arianti and Kenneth Yeo Yaoren
The first transactions involving cryptocurrencies have been made recently by Islamic State-linked terrorist networks in the Philippines.

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream
January 03, 2020

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream

By Troy Stangarone
After an early wave of public enthusiasm, South Korea's government is taking steps to regulate crypto assets.

A Closer Look at North Korea’s Virtual Currency Ambitions
April 29, 2019

A Closer Look at North Korea’s Virtual Currency Ambitions

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea is signalling increased interest in digital currencies, possibly as a way to help avoid sanctions.

South Korea’s Emergence as an Important Player in Cryptocurrency
November 08, 2018

South Korea’s Emergence as an Important Player in Cryptocurrency

By Troy Stangarone
South Korean businesses are moving into the cryptocurrency and blockchain fields.
How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?
September 07, 2018

How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?

By Tae-jun Kang
The idea seems far-fetched, but Pyongyang is actively trying to advance the necessary technology.

Indian Regulators Wary About Bitcoin
October 14, 2017

Indian Regulators Wary About Bitcoin

By Aswin Mannepalli
India, like many other Asian states, is struggling to manage cryptocurrencies.

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