Category: Venezuela

Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Trading Tops $95 Million as Sub-Saharan Africa Records Set All Time High

Weekly peer-to-peer bitcoin trading volumes topped $95 million globally with several countries recording new all-time highs for the year. The record trading volumes coincided with the most bullish week for cryptocurrencies with bitcoin (BTC) briefly trading above $12,000. As data from Usefultulips shows, peer to peer bitcoin trading volumes for the week topped an equivalent […]

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Hyperinflation Hits Lebanon: Food Prices Soar 200%, Biggest Crisis Since Civil War

Hyperinflation Hits Lebanon: Food Prices Soar 200%, Biggest Crisis Since Civil WarLebanon has entered hyperinflation, the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to do so. With a 462% annual inflation rate and food prices rising by almost 200% this month, Lebanon has joined Venezuela in hyperinflating. Meanwhile, the Lebanese pound has lost 82% of its value this year. Lebanon in Hyperinflation Lebanon has […]

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Venezuela Seizes 315 Bitcoin Mining Rigs: Miners Discuss Illegal Confiscation, Police Extortion

Venezuela Seizes 315 Bitcoin Mining Rigs: Miners Discuss Illegal Confiscation, Police ExtortionThe Venezuelan military has seized 315 Bitmain Antminer S9 bitcoin mining rigs it claims are not properly registered to operate in the country. Although cryptocurrency mining is legal in Venezuela, miners say they have been unfairly treated, citing illegal seizures of mining equipment and police extortion. Venezuela Seizes Bitcoin Mining Equipment The Bolivarian National Guard […]

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China’s Giant Ride-Hailing Service Didi to Pilot the Central Bank’s Digital Yuan

The Chinese government and the country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), are currently in the midst of testing a digital yuan or central bank digital currency (CBDC). Now the Chinese ride-hailing corporation Didi Chuxing will be trialing the newly developed digital yuan in a “strategic partnership.” Whether people want to believe it […]

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Food and Cash Shortages Push Cubans Toward Permissionless Cryptocurrencies

Food and Cash Shortages Push Cubans Toward Permissionless CryptocurrenciesThe Nation of Cuba is dealing with a national food crisis, as Venezuela has stopped offering aid to the small island nation. Moreover, the coronavirus outbreak has caused a shortage of cash couriers called “mules” and everyday items are becoming scarcer. Amid the crisis, a number of Cubans are resorting to leveraging cryptocurrencies like bitcoin […]

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Online Data Analysis Points to Venezuela Accepting BTC for Passports

Online Data Analysis Points to Venezuela Accepting BTC for PassportsDuring the last week, a number of bitcoiners have been discussing Venezuela’s Administrative Service for Identification, Migration, and Foreigners, also known as SAIME accepting bitcoin payments for passport applications and renewals. A number of crypto journalists couldn’t confirm whether or not it is true, but evidence shows that SAIME was and still might be accepting […]

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Virtual Panda BTM Launched for Colombian Residents: Dispenses BTC, BCH, DAI, and Dash

Virtual Panda BTM Launched for Colombian Residents: Dispenses BTC, BCH, DAI, and DashThe CEO of Panda Group and the founder of Colombia’s Panda Exchange and physical Panda BTM terminals, Arley Lozano, recently revealed a new product called app.pandabtm.io. The new service is a virtual automated teller machine that dispenses four types of cryptocurrencies; bitcoin cash (BCH), bitcoin (BTC), DAI, and dash (DASH). The latest effort from Panda […]

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US Law Enforcement Promises $5M for the Capture of Venezuela’s Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has put out a bounty for $5 million for the arrest and conviction of Venezuela’s superintendent of cryptocurrency. Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho is now added to America’s Most Wanted List, as he is accused of transgressing against U.S. sanctions and working with […]

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Venezuelans Can Now Use Bitcoin to Pay for Goods at 20,000 PoS Terminals

Venezuelans Can Now Use Bitcoin to Pay for Goods at 20,000 PoS TerminalsVenezuelans will now be able to use bitcoin to pay for goods and services at more than 20,000 point-of-sale (PoS) terminals throughout the struggling South American country. This follows a deal between Panamanian crypto exchange Cryptobuyer and local payments processor Mega Soft to connect some of Venezuela’s biggest retail chains for this purpose. Stores that […]

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