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Brazilian Crypto Businesses, Exchanges Create “Rival” Cryptocurrency Associations

Brazilian Crypto Businesses, Exchanges Create “Rival” Cryptocurrency AssociationsBrazil’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, including Bitcointrade, Mercado Bitcoin, Foxbit, and others, recently joined forces to create a cryptocurrency association whose goal is to defend the interests of cryptocurrency users. The organization, dubbed Associação Brasileira de Criptoeconomia (ABCripto) recently found out other companies created a “rival” association. Headed by… Read More »

Brazilian Prison System Officials Caught in $22.4 Million Bitcoin Fraud

Brazilian Prison System Officials Caught in $22.4 Million Bitcoin FraudAccording to Brazilian news outlet Agência Brasil, authorities in Rio de Janeiro recently uncovered a money laundering scheme in which state officials misstate the budget spent on food for state-run prisons. Bitcoin was reportedly used to exchange some of the scheme’s proceeds, which totaled roughly $22.4… Read More »

Human Rights Violators Cover Their Tracks As Forced Disappearances Rise

Human Rights Violators Cover Their Tracks As Forced Disappearances RiseIn an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents. ICMP International Day of the Disappeared 2012. Credit: YouTube It seems the global campaign to protect human rights has had an unexpected side-effect: governments are changing… Read More »

Stop Mythologising the Amazon – It Just Excuses Rampant Commercial Exploitation

Stop Mythologising the Amazon – It Just Excuses Rampant Commercial ExploitationThe history of the rubber ‘boom’ demonstrates how such mythologising plays into the hands of non-Amazonian interests, rather than Amazonian constituents. Credit: Gustavo Frazao/Shutterstock.com The Amazon, perhaps more than any other region of the globe, has consistently been idealised and mythologised. This is true both… Read More »

Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and Solar

Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and SolarThe fossil fuel era won’t last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand. Credit: Blue Planet Studio/Shutterstock Imagine a world where every country has not only… Read More »