Why developing countries are so keen on cryptocurrencies

Why developing countries are so keen on cryptocurrencies

Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Prime minister Boris Johnson will announce a tax rise of more than £10bn a year today, and the military junta that overthrew Guinea’s president is urging mining companies to keep operating.  Plus, the FT’s emerging markets correspondent, Jonathan Wheatley, explains why developing countries have provided fertile ground for cryptocurrencies to take hold.  Johnson set to unveil £10bn tax rise to fund NHS, social care Guinea coup leaders urge mining companies to keep operating Cryptocurrencies: developing countries provide fertile ground ‘Shang-Chi’ smashes Labor Day records with $90m in ticket sales The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.  

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