Murder, Censorship and Syria: Crypto and the Future of Uprisings

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One technologist’s imprisonment and execution in Syria exemplifies the parallel use of technology for both liberation and repression – and why bitcoin and other censorship resistant tech is needed in such areas. Meet Bassel Khartabil.

Sand, Death and Cryptocurrency: Life in a Decentralized Syria

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I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region revolted against the Syrian regime in 2012 and achieved its de-facto autonomy as a result. Since then, it has pioneered a new political model named democratic confederalism, which due to its stateless,…