Bitcoin is distinct from all the centrally controlled securities (ETH, ICO’s and many other alts). Satoshi’s wisdom was not only in its creation but also in stepping back. Lack of central authority is why Bitcoin endures. Nobody to pay for marketing campaigns is a feature.

Bitcoin is distinct from all the centrally controlled securities (ETH, ICO's and many other alts). Satoshi's wisdom was not only in its creation but also in stepping back. Lack of central authority is why Bitcoin endures. Nobody to pay for marketing campaigns is a feature. submitted by /u/DesignerAccount
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Central Bank of Iran Bans Banks from Crypto (news.bitcoin.com)

Iran’s central bank has issued a statement banning the country’s banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, citing money laundering and terrorism financing risks. However, the local crypto community in Iran believes that the ban will not affect them and some exchanges continue to operate normally.
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Indian Exchange Takes Central Bank to Court Over Bank Ban (news.bitcoin.com)

The Indian bitcoin community keeps fighting for their rights to operate freely in the country like any other industry. The latest show of defiance is a petition to the court against the actions of the Reserve Bank of India by the operators of a local exchange.
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Central Washington Jurisdictions Call 'Time Out' On Bitcoin Boom

When the price of one bitcoin soared to almost $ 20,000 late last year, an influx of entrepreneurs and developers came to the Pacific Northwest in search of cheap hydropower to do bitcoin "mining." But now cities, counties and utilities at the epicenter in central Washington are hitting the pause button.
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Pakistan's Central Bank Prohibits Crypto Dealings with a Circular

Pakistan's central bank says virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Pakcoin, Onecoin, Dascoin, Pay Diamond, and tokens from initial coin offerings are not legal tender in the country. These are not guaranteed by the Government of Pakistan, the financial institution notes. SBP has not authorized any …
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Pakistan’s Central Bank Prohibits Crypto Dealings with a Circular (news.bitcoin.com)

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a circular on the “prohibition of dealing in virtual currencies”. The measure comes right after a similar move by the central bank of neighboring India. Commercial banks and payment providers have been told to stay away from crypto operations. They should not facilitate transactions of virtual currencies and tokens, the document states.    
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