Is Bitcoin an Option In Argentina as Stock Market Collapses

There have been a number of cases recently where people have flocked to bitcoin as their own economies face uncertainty. China, Britain and Venezuela are the prominent examples but now Argentina may be added to that list as their currency and stock markets crumble. Stock Market and Currency Crushed Argentina is waking to fears of […]

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South American Bitcoin Trading is Surging Despite Price Volatility

Heightened market volatility has failed to dampen enthusiasm throughout South America, as bitcoin trading volumes in Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia continue to soar. Venezuela Trades Record Bolivars For Bitcoin Data from monitoring resource Coin Dance, which tracks trading across three decentralized P2P platforms, confirmed the new all-time high record this weekend. For the last […]

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Bitcoin Price Hits $76,000 on Zimbabwe LocalBitcoins

Bitcoin is trading at an eye-watering 600% premium in Zimbabwe, as the country’s oppressive monetary policy drives local investors towards the decentralized ‘safe haven’ cryptocurrency.   BTC Price Hits $75,000 On LocalBitcoins As various media outlets reported in recent days, a full ban on foreign currency in Zimbabwe has triggered a giant premium for Bitcoin, which […]

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Venezuela Sets Bitcoin Trading Record With New Hyperinflated Banknotes

New currency reforms in Venezuela accompanied a decisive surge in Bitcoin trading this week, with informal markets setting new all-time highs. Bitcoin Boom As Central Bank Re-adds Zeros Data from monitoring resource Coin Dance reveals that in the seven days ending June 15, Venezuelans transacted over 46 billion sovereign bolivars (VES) on P2P Bitcoin exchange […]

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Buy Bitcoin Privately: 4 Alternatives To LocalBitcoins

So, with LocalBitcoins due to bring in AML/KYC requirements and disabling the ability to buy bitcoin with cash, where do privacy-minded individuals turn? Let’s compare some of the options. HodlHodl HodlHodl was the first, non-custodial peer to peer (P2P) bitcoin trading platform when it launched back in February 2018. Instead it relies on a multi-sig […]

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As Trump Threatens the ‘End of Iran’ Its People Flock to Bitcoin

Thanks to Trump, Iran is between a rock and a hard place. As US sanctions squeeze the country tighter, inflation rises, and war drums echo in the distance, its people are flocking to Bitcoin. Storm Clouds Are Gathering Over Iran Powered by an erratic, unpredictable man egged on by extremist advisors, this US administration is […]

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Venezuela Bitcoin Trading Record Underscores Fiat Currency Hyperinflation

Venezuela transacted more hyperinflated bolivars for bitcoins than ever before last week — but actual Bitcoin (BTC) volumes still decreased.  Hyperinflation Bites Bitcoin Traders Data from monitoring resource Coin.Dance — which tracks trading volumes on P2P platforms Localbitcoins, Paxful, and Bisq — shows total volumes in Venezuela on Localbitcoins reached 35.9 billion sovereign bolivars (VES) […]

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Mexico Sets New Bitcoin Volume Record After Trump’s Remittance Threat

Bitcoin price remaining above $5000 resulted in new trading highs for several countries worldwide last week, the latest data shows. Mexico, Venezuela Post Record Localbitcoins Volumes According to monitoring resource Coin Dance, which tracks trading volumes on peer-to-peer exchange platforms Localbitcoins, Paxful and Bisq, certain markets continued to see spikes in Bitcoin activity. As Bitcoinist […]

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Bitcoin Goes Mainstream As Miss Universe Receives Lightning Torch

Bitcoin adoption took a step in a new direction this weekend after a former Miss Universe contestant joined the Lightning Torch transaction relay. Rosa-Maria Ryyti HODLs Lightning Torch In what appears to be an unexpected choice, Jeremias Kangas, founder of P2P trading platform Localbitcoins, opted to pass the Torch outside the cryptocurrency community – to […]

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