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How the Demise of Net Neutrality Affects Cryptocurrencies

The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of “net neutrality” last month has sparked worries in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space that cryptocurrencies could be hurt or even “shut down” altogether.

But cryptocurrencies such as ether, bitcoin and bitcoin cash are unlikely to be seriously affected—because of how the technology fundamentally works. What is more, Ethereum offers us a model for how a metered internet could work in a way that would be beneficial to users.

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