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The City That Banned Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh, NY voted to place an 18-month moratorium on new commercial cryptocurrency mines in the city on Thursday. Here’s why, and what comes next for cities that have had a Bitcoin gold rush.

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Addressing the Dark Side of the Crypto World

The same reason crypto-assets like Bitcoin are so appealing is also what makes them dangerous. Whether Bitcoin’s value goes up or Bitcoin’s value goes down, people around the world are asking the same question: What exactly is the potential of crypto-assets?

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