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Dark Web Powers the World’s First Jihadi Cryptocurrency Crowdsourcing Effort

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Dark Web Powers the World’s First Jihadi Cryptocurrency Crowdsourcing Effort

Benjamin Strick, a specialist in open-source investigations in international crime, terrorism, and human rights abuses, recently discovered a crowdsourced mujahideen platform that allows anyone in the world to fund Jihadist projects anonymously. Any funds on the Sadaqa Platform can be donated via a variety of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Monero, and Ethereum. While media organization Foreign Affairs believes that cryptocurrency technologies…

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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

While Islam frowns at high-interest rate lending, currencies not backed by commodities or assets, and Ponzi schemes, the Shacklewell Lane mosque in London has caught the bitcoin bug and has made it possible for Muslims in the area to give alms and make donations to the mosque with cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin for Zakat and Sadaqah In what seems like a forward-thinking…

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Agency Declares Cryptocurrencies as ‘Halal,’ Permits Muslims to Invest in Bitcoin and Cryptos

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Agency Declares Cryptocurrencies as ‘Halal,’ Permits Muslims to Invest in Bitcoin and Cryptos

Amongst the neverending chaos surrounding it, one question that stands out is bitcoin’s compliance with the religious ‘Shariah’ law. To answer that, Blossom Finance, a microfinance firm based in Indonesia, published a detailed 22-page paper this week which inferred “Bitcoin qualifies as Islamic money, except where it is banned by a local government.” Is Bitcoin ‘Halal’? Since bitcoin has gained momentum…

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How Bullion is Playing a Role in Attracting Islamic Investors to Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

How Bullion is Playing a Role in Attracting Islamic Investors to Cryptocurrencies

While the world argues over bitcoin’s legality and blockchain use-cases, another type of conundrum is brewing in Islamic countries – their religion essentially prohibits speculative investments. Yet, Dubai and other cities seem to have found a way around this, such that their citizens can invest in cryptocurrencies keeping in mind both its financial and religious risks. In the rulebook of…

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Bitcoin and Sharia Compliance: How Halal is Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Bitcoin and Sharia Compliance: How Halal is Bitcoin?

As global bitcoin adoption is rising and bitcoin usage is expanding into markets such as the Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia and other predominantly Muslim regions, the question of whether the cryptocurrency is compliant with the pillars of Islamic finance becomes more and more topical. Sharia-compliant Finance Sharia law requires a currency to have intrinsic value. What that means is that…

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