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Subject Espresso ☕️ - LGBT+ cryptocurrency sparks controversy, banks target bitcoin, and the Taliban cracks down on LGBT+ Afghans
Date January 26, 2022 1:39 PM
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Why has LGBT+ cryptocurrency maricoin whipped up controversy? [[link removed]]

The launch of the LGBT+ digital currency provoked heated debate on Twitter. But just why are cryptocurrencies so controversial?

IMF asks El Salvador to drop bitcoin, more countries clamp down [[link removed]]

More countries are regulating cryptocurrencies, fearing systemic risk from the volatile digital currencies

As Taliban threats grow, LGBT+ Afghans struggle for work and food [[link removed]]

Taliban fighters are searching mobile phones for LGBT+ content and infiltrating groups on social media platforms or dating apps, researchers told

Olympics-Climate change threatens Winter Olympics and future snow sports -research [[link removed]]

The Beijing Games, kicking off on Feb. 4, will be the first Winter Olympics to use virtually 100% artificial snow by deploying snow generators and snow-making guns

Russia proposes ban on use and mining of cryptocurrencies [[link removed]]

The move is the latest in a global cryptocurrency crackdown as governments from Asia to the United States worry that privately operated and highly volatile digital currencies could undermine their control of financial and monetary systems.

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