Chinese Merchants in Moscow Convert Most of Their Cash to Crypto (news.bitcoin.com)

Chinese traders in Moscow’s huge wholesale bazaars have become the most active buyers and sellers of cryptocurrency in the Russian capital. The retail turnover there is estimated at almost $ 10 billion a month. Authorities say that most of it is converted to cryptocurrencies and sent back to China where it‘s exchanged to yuan.   
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Last night, April 8, 2018, three programs on Showtime and HBO all mentioned cryptocurrency as legitimate stores of value in their plot lines

-Homeland ("Darwin loves bitcoin") -Silicon Valley (mining bitcoin, noting how volatile it is) -Billions (turning cash into cryptocurrency to evade government detection)

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