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Zimbabwe: Coups and Cryptocurrencies

Nov 17, 2017 | 23:30 GMT
A bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe showed a spike of activity following the detention of President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace.

A look at how a Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange functioned during the recent military action against President Robert Mugabe may offer clues about how such markets will operate during future crises.

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Extreme political uncertainty in the sub-Saharan African nation has demonstrated the value of cryptocurrencies during times of upheaval....

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