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Annie Gugliotta & Jess Frampton

Hard Numbers: Shenzhen lockdown, anti-war spam, Bitcoin bond, Saudi mass execution

17.5 million: The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen will go into lockdown and test its entire population of 17.5 million three times after logging 60 COVID infections on Sunday. Xi Jinping clearly has no plans to relax his Draconian zero-COVID policy anytime soon.

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Hard Numbers: Pakistan’s mosque mandate, Morrison banned from WeChat, Thai PM visits Saudi, Bitcoin tumbles

46: Facing an omicron wave, Pakistani authorities have announced that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to enter mosques. In Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, almost half of people tested for COVID (46 percent) are returning positive results.

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India plans to introduce law to ban cryptocurrency trading

September 15, 2020 8:36 PM

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - India plans to introduce a new law banning trade in cryptocurrencies, placing it out of step with other Asian economies which have chosen to regulate the fledgling market.

Thai Navy to tow bitcoin couple's sea home to shore

April 21, 2019 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • The Thai Navy will begin removing a "seastead" home built by an American bitcoin investor and his partner off the coast of Thailand, an official has said, as the couple remain in hiding from charges accusing them of violating the country's sovereignty.

China says it wants to eliminate bitcoin mining

April 09, 2019 4:26 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's state planner wants to ban bitcoin mining, according to a draft list of industrial activities the agency is seeking to stop in a sign of growing government pressure on the cryptocurrency sector.

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