BREAKDOWN: Laos Does About-Face on Bitcoin to Attract China’s Mining-Ban Refugees

Plus a look at how China is staying vigilant on keeping mining out.

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

Today’s episode of “The Breakdown” looks at a variety of topics covering the evolving relationships between states and digital currencies, including:

  • Inner Mongolia’s fight to keep crypto mining out 
  • Laos’ official about-face on crypto and attempt to attract China’s mining refugees
  • CZ’s latest in Binance’s whistlestop tour to change regulators’ perception of the company
  • Europe’s upcoming ECB trial 
  • Coinbase’s derivative ambitions 
  • And a big raise for Avalanche 

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