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The UK Wants to Police Welfare Recipients’ Spending With the Blockchain

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Privacy and anti-poverty activists are up in arms. The UK government is tracking the spending of people who receive welfare by posting their purchases to a digital ledger that can never be altered—specifically, a blockchain, the technology underpinning virtual currencies like bitcoin. The use of such …

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