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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...

Christina Comben | May 20, 2019 | 09:00
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Bitcoin

Venezuela Bitcoin Trading Record Underscores Fiat Currency...

Venezuela transacted more hyperinflated bolivars for bitcoins than ever before last week — but actual Bitcoin (BTC) volumes still decreased.  Hyperinflation Bites Bitcoin Traders...

Esther Kim | Apr 29, 2019 | 10:00
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Mexico Sets New Bitcoin Volume Record After Trump’s Remittance...

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...

Esther Kim | Apr 15, 2019 | 17:00
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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...

Esther Kim | Apr 08, 2019 | 17:00
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Bitcoin Price Surge Sees Venezuela Hit Record Localbitcoins Highs

Bitcoin price highs last week had serious knock-on effects for some markets, with traders worldwide setting several new records. South America’s Record Bitcoin Trading Data from...

Esther Kim | Apr 08, 2019 | 06:00
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Bitcoin Trading Plummets in Venezuela Blackout as Government...

Bitcoin use in Venezuela took a hit this week after a persisting electricity blackout appeared to limit the ability of users to transact.  Bitcoin Trades Drop 40 Percent That was the...

Esther Kim | Mar 14, 2019 | 21:00
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Bitcoin

Venezuela Traded Over $60M in Bitcoin Already in 2019

LocalBitcoins users in Venezuela spent nearly 160 billion VES buying 16,642 BTC in the first two months of 2019. At today’s price, those bitcoin are worth almost $63 million...

Emilio Janus | Mar 04, 2019 | 16:00
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Venezuela Gets $1M Bitcoin Aid Project As Trading Records Continue

A new project by cryptocurrency wallet platform AirTM and artist cryptograffiti is aiming to raise $1 million in aid for Venezuelans via an interactive Bitcoin installation. Airdrop...

Esther Kim | Feb 27, 2019 | 11:00
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Bitcoin Price Eyes $4000 As USD LocalBitcoins Trading Volume...

The US has experienced its largest jump in bitcoin volume over the past week on LocalBitcoins. Over $31.5M worth of BTC was traded on the platform as bitcoin price looks set to test...

Georgi Georgiev | Feb 18, 2019 | 16:00
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Indonesia Follows Venezuela With Giant Localbitcoins Bitcoin Trading...

Indonesia Bitcoin traders have fled cryptocurrency exchanges to Localbitcoins in the week the government enacted anti-money laundering regulations for the industry. Volume Up 300...

Esther Kim | Feb 18, 2019 | 05:00
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Venezuela Imposes Capital Controls on Bitcoin Remittance Amid Record...

Venezuela continues to reach new heights in terms of weekly Bitcoin trading volume. Meanwhile, the country’s government has issued new regulations that impose fees on Bitcoin...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Feb 12, 2019 | 00:00
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Localbitcoins Warns Over ‘Major Changes’ For Users in...

P2P Bitcoin trading platform Localbitcoins has has said it will launch fresh user identification requirements as part of its push to remain compliant with EU law. EU Compliance Looms...

Esther Kim | Feb 11, 2019 | 03:00

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