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Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation after the Istanbul-based founder of a cryptocurrency exchange left the country holding a reported $2 billion in investors' assets.

Libya has been noted as the most prolific miner of bitcoins in the Arab world, thought to be due to cheap electricity.

UAE sheikh's investment in Israeli soccer club on hold

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE sheikh's investment in Israeli soccer club on hold

Sheikh Al-Nahyan has put on hold, his investment in the notorious Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, after it was announced that an audit of the sheikh's finances had been commissioned.

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames <em>cryptocurrency</em> mining for city darkness

The New Arab Staff

Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Judge OKs extradition for men who 'aided Ghosn escape'

A former US soldiers and his son are wanted by Japan over their alleged involvement in the escape of Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

The BJP politician reportedly called for Rohingya Muslim refugees to be shot.

Suzan Quitaz

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a major role ...

Gazans turn to Bitcoin to escape financial blockade

Fadi O. Al-Naji

Gazans turn to Bitcoin to escape financial blockade

Feature: As Venezuelans invest in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to protect themselves from hyperinflation, people in the occupied Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies, cites terrorism fears

Amid fears of money laundering and terrorism funding, Iran has banned its banks from trading cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dashing hopes ...

Buying Facebook likes is haram, rules Egypt's Grand Mufti

The New Arab

Buying Facebook likes is haram, rules Egypt's Grand Mufti

Buying Facebook likes is a form of deception and sinful says Egypt's Grand Mufti.

Is Bitcoin halal? Islamic scholars wade into <em>cryptocurrency</em> debate

The New Arab

Is Bitcoin halal? Islamic scholars wade into cryptocurrency debate

The validity of cryptocurrencies will be scrutinised by leading Islamic finance scholars during an annual Sharia conference in Bahrain this ...

Gamers raise money for Syria in 'first' blockchain fundraiser

The New Arab

Gamers raise money for Syria in 'first' blockchain fundraiser

Gamers are being encouraged to mine cryptocurrency Ethereum and donate the monetary rewards to UNICEF, which will in turn help Syrian ...

Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

The New Arab

Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

The cleric and his counsellor warn Egyptians against the booming cryptocurrency, citing its potential links to corruption and terrorism.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia, UAE team up to 'create Bitcoin-rival cryptocurrency'

The two Gulf countries are in the early stages of developing a digital currency to be used between banks. However the announcement comes as a marked turnaround for Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab

Digital currency bitcoin 'forbidden in Islam', rules Saudi cleric

A popular Saudi cleric has ruled that cryptocurrencies are prohibited under Islamic law because they are "ambiguous" and provide anonymity to ...

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