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A Taiwanese democracy activist is sent to prison in China for his social media activity

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A Chinese court today (Nov. 28) sentenced Taiwanese human-rights activist Lee Ming-che to five years in prison on charges of subverting state power, an unsurprising end to what critics have called another sham trial in China. Lee, 42, who worked for organizations advocating democracy and human rights in Taiwan, went on trial in Hunan province Read More

Beijing is evicting its migrants and displacing its e-commerce couriers

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Countless Beijing residents are being forced out of their homes, as the city’s government embarks on a 40-day campaign to demolish “illegal structures” following a deadly fire on Nov. 18 which killed mostly migrant workers. Over the weekend, many migrant workers abandoned their homes in Beijing to seek temporary accommodation in the city as they Read More

Vitalik Lays Out Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap In Taiwan

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Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has laid out the future plan of the Blockchain technology-based platform at a conference in Taipei, dealing with some of the biggest problems in Ethereum and suggesting how the future might shape up. Having already provided a substantial amount of information, the new update from Buterin gives more specific details. Read More

The story behind this days-long traffic jam in Mongolia

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China can’t get enough of Mongolia’s coal, thanks to domestic mine closures and a halt on imports from North Korea. Compared to last year, Mongolia coal exports have more than doubled, and the China-Mongolia border is buckling under the flow. As shown in the photo above, a days-long bottleneck of coal trucks has built up Read More

The improbable new wine countries that climate change is creating

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Would you bring a Polish bottle of chardonnay to a dinner party? How about a riesling from Michigan? A bubbly from England? These would be bold choices today, but in a few years, those wines may be as welcome as bottles from France, Italy, or California. The map of the wine world is undergoing a Read More

China is promoting spying as the perfect hobby for the entire family

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Last year, China’s authorities used Mr. Bean and Batman knockoffs to publicize the importance of safeguarding state secrets, as part of its first National Security Education Day. Now, a 10-minute long cartoon directed at children between the ages of seven and 12 demonstrates how—with the help of a grandparent—you can tell if someone in your Read More

China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges

3 months ago 7ring Comments Off on China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges
Finance After shutting down the country’s bitcoin exchanges, the Chinese government is monitoring the booming cryptocurrency over-the-counter (OTC) market. A recent government report shows that 680 million yuan, approximately $103 million, were traded in the last two weeks of October on the top three international OTC trading platforms. Also read: China May Try to Block All Read More

Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”

3 months ago 7ring Comments Off on Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”
News Xiao Lei, a Chinese financial analyst, has published an article that seeks to argue that the spheres of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are increasingly becoming a battleground in “a new currency” war between China and the United States. Despite some bitcoin users describing Lei’s views as conspiratorial, the article has garnered significant attention after becoming Read More

The Talented Mr. Bitcoin: Expert Blog

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*Expert Blog is Cointelegraph new series of articles by the crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to ICO regulation and investment analysis. If you want to become our guest author and get published on Cointelegraph, please send us an email at mike@cointelegraph.com. Despite being attacked from all sides, Bitcoin is Read More

BTCC Founder Bobby Lee: “Segwit2x Feature Is an Upgrade”

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News This week Bobby Lee, the chief executive officer of the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, held an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) with bitcoin traders on the Reddit forum /r/bitcoinmarkets. During the AMA the conversation participants focused in on the Segwit2x hard fork set to activate on or around November 16. Also read: SPV Wallet Bread Lets Users Decide Read More