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In Tunisia, a 17 yr old teen was arrested for making a Cryptocurrency transaction. After protests from it’s crypto community, now their Finance Minister says that owning crypto should be decriminalized.

In Tunisia, a 17 yr old teen was arrested for making a Cryptocurrency transaction. After protests from it’s crypto community, now their Finance Minister says that owning crypto should be decriminalized.



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  1. >At Swiss crypto conference last year, Tunisian central bank governor Marouane el Abassi said regarding bitcoin:

    >“We are convinced that restraining a technology at its beginnings would be a mistake. … The Central Bank of Tunisia has opted for the strategic choice of positioning itself as a facilitator with the Tunisian innovation ecosystem.”

    >But regardless of statements, efforts to get crypto-friendly laws on the books in Tunisia have languished, resulting in events like April’s arrest.

    People were already tired of their flip-flopping and then they actually jail someone for making a purchase. I am glad to see people are not standing for it, get off the fence and decriminalize it already.

  2. It is pretty ridiculous to arrest someone for this. I understand that they are probably trying to “protect” young teens from crypto, but there has to be a better solution than this.

  3. tldr; Tunisia’s Minister of Finance Ali Kooli has said he plans to change the country’s cryptocurrency laws. Bitcoin ownership should be “decriminalized,” he said. The proposed law change comes after local media reported that a 17-year-old Tunisian boy was arrested in April for using cryptocurrency for an online transaction.

    *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

  4. Didn’t the government offiials in Tunesia learn what can happen if you arrest one harmless individual? (for those who don’t know, the suicide of a Tunisian street vendor in2010 became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring).

  5. Woah dude, I had no idea it was Illegal there.. I know a lot of governments don’t like crypto but actively criminalising it is something else. Do many countries have an illegal status for owning crypto or for transactions? 🤔

  6. This reminds me of the scene from the movie “Semi-Pro” (2008) when the ref didn’t know if an alley-oop was a foul/travel or not.

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  7. The dominoes are starting to fall. The lesser nations will adopt. Go to hell central banks, your time is nearing to a bloody end. Am i right guys? fuck these modern day slavemasters. NO MORE FIAT BULLSHIT.

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