Afghanistan closes 16 crypto exchanges and arrested their operators

More than a dozen crypto exchanges in Herat, Afghanistan were shut down by authorities who also detained their operators. The move comes after a ban on online foreign exchange was introduced, which now appears to have been extended by the Taliban to include crypto trading. Afghan police have shut down a number of crypto exchanges in Herat in the past week, according to The report added that at least 16 platforms trading digital currencies have been shuttered by authorities. The countrys central bank is known for its anti-crypto stance. The monetary authority blamed crypto...


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