Argentina

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Nov. 10–16 in Review

In this week’s news from the Spanish-speaking world, a Venezuelan official claims that all currencies will be replaced by cryptocurrencies, the Argentinian chief of the Banking Association criticizes fintech and crypto, and Spain offers prepaid visa card to teenagers that they can reload with crypto. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news …

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Argentina Sets New Trading Record After Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Buys

Bitcoin (BTC) trading set new records in two of its most keenly watched South American markets last week, new data has revealed. As monitoring resource Coin Dance confirmed on Nov. 10, the seven days ending Saturday saw more trading against BTC than ever before in both Venezuela and Argentina.  Argentina: central bank accidentally increases Bitcoin …

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Argentina’s Example Shows That You Don’t Own Your Money

</header> <strong>Cash shortages, bank closures and ATMs running out of funds seems to be the new norm for many countries, and recently increased capital controls in Argentina are further testament to this unsettling trend. Sunday’s election of president Alberto Fernández has resulted in Argentine account holders being limited to USD purchases of $200 via bank …

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Bitcoin Trading Spikes as Argentina Bans Buying More Than $200 a Month

Argentina is back on the radar for Bitcoin (BTC) proponents after sudden capital controls cut U.S. dollar purchasing power by 98%. Central bank: $200 limit “temporary” As news outlets reported, including Cointelegraph Brasil on Oct. 28, the country’s central bank has opted to reduce the amount of dollars a saver can purchase each month from …

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The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting Started

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Every year the world seems to be getting crazier and more people are starting to realize that it stems from oppressive government transgressions against a peaceful society. The world has noticed millions of people from France, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Indonesia and more are rising up because citizens are sick and tired of …

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 6–12 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as …

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WATCH: Athena’s Bitcoin ATM Business Blooms in Argentina

[embedded content] In this edition of CoinDesk On Location reporter Diana Aguilar talks to Dante Galeazzi, country manager for Athena Bitcoin in Argentina. Athena is one of the first and biggest crypto ATM networks in the country. Athena has become a lifeline for many refugees and the ability to buy and sell bitcoin – and send …

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 22-28 in Review

Spanish-speaking countries made headlines this week, with cryptocurrency and blockchain-related developments on both the governmental and enterprise level. The Congress of the Republic of Peru spoke about the potential of blockchain tech, blockchain firm Aeternity revealed the development of a network that enables the management of the supply chain of medical cannabis, Venezuela’s central bank …

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Latin American Payment App Mercado Pago Can Be Topped-Up With Crypto

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The Atlanta-based blockchain payment provider Bitpay has announced the firm has partnered with Mercado Livre, one of the largest ecommerce providers in Latin America. The collaboration provides people with the ability to purchase Mercado Livre gift cards with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>), and <a class=”lar-automated-link” …

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 8–14 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world sees major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with Uruguay approving a new bill that could be applied positively to ICOs, Cuba using crypto to access the global economy and Venezuela finally installing its first Bitcoin (BTC) ATM. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by …

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