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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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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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Venezuela Breaks Bitcoin Trading Record Again As New Regulations...

Venezuela set a new record for the amount it traded for Bitcoin (BTC) last week, showing cryptocurrency’s continued appeal in the face of ongoing political turmoil. 17.1 Billion...

Esther Kim | Feb 04, 2019 | 04:00
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Florida Judge Overturns Ruling That Bitcoin Isn’t...

A Florida appeals court has overturned a ruling that acquitted a Localbitcoins trader of money laundering and working as an unlicensed money transmitter. Bitcoin No Longer ‘Poker...

Esther Kim | Jan 31, 2019 | 10:00
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Venezuela Bitcoin Trading Sets Giant All-Time High

Venezuela traded more bolivars for bitcoins than ever before last week. Volumes on P2P trading platform Localbitcoins reaching 15.7 billion VES ($10 million) amid increasing political...

Esther Kim | Jan 28, 2019 | 11:00
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LocalBitcoins Hacked By an ‘Unauthorized Source,’ Forum...

The popular peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin trading platform LocalBitcoins has been accessed by “an unauthorized source,” the platform confirmed, which was caused by a...

Georgi Georgiev | Jan 26, 2019 | 13:00
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Venezuela Artificially Inflates Petro 150 Percent As Bitcoin Sets New...

Venezuela saw yet another new record for Bitcoin use December 1 after another week of economic shake-ups made the cryptocurrency more appealing than ever. 1 Week, 1300 Bitcoins Data...

Esther Kim | Dec 03, 2018 | 06:00

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