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

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

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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 technology to police how the poor spend their …

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