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Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds

Reuters Thursday, 12 September 2019
Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba.
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