Secure messaging apps / Corruption link / Cryptocurrency crackdown
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Secure MessagingApps Are Growing Faster in Corrupt Countries (commentary). "Secure messaging apps [such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal] are growing overall, and growing most in corrupt countries."
Brandon Labelle/Apptopia: https://blog.apptopia.com/secure-msging-growth-corrupt
Signal and Telegram are growing rapidly in countries with corruption problems. "There's a distinct link between perceptions of corruption, and the use of privacy-protecting messaging apps."
How to Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies (commentary). "By targeting the ability to transfer bitcoins to other currencies – even just to USD and Euros – governments can begin to clamp down on this unregulated currency and undercut efforts to use it for nefarious purposes."
Jetson Leder-Luis/Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2018/01/12/cryptocurrency-and-corruption/