A few centuries ago, China banned a major decentralized system that was used for peer-to-peer international transactions (maritime trading). The ban (海禁) has reduced the international influence of China, and made China so weak that European countries eventually colonized it.

A few centuries ago, China banned a major decentralized system that was used for peer-to-peer international transactions (maritime trading). The ban (海禁) has reduced the international influence of China, and made China so weak that European countries eventually colonized it. submitted by /u/themetalfriend
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International Trader of Bitcoin? Is this legit, I’m a nub

Got an email from a Singaporean resident saying they need a UK based person to collect funds from the local customers (unable to buy themselves Bitcoin) after which buy Bitcoin from local market. Is this like a legit thing that is done? Some out of towner needs a local to buy Bitcoins for people who can’t. What would prevent someone from buying Bitcoins I have no clue. I thought it might be a scam since it doesn’t really make sense to me but Bitcoin seems kinda cool so I sorta wanted to do it. I have no idea what Bitcoin is really though. Is this something y’all do?

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