Browsing the "Latin America" Tag

There’s No Crypto Winter in Argentina, Where Startups Ramp Up to Meet Demand

| Leigh Cuen

Argentina's thriving crypto startup scene offers a unique cocktail of technical development and tangible user demand for bitcoin.

Bitcoin ATM Startups Say They’re Booming, Thanks in Part to Venezuela

| Leigh Cuen

Bitcoin ATM usage is surging, especially in Latin America, where Venezuelan refugees and others are seeking ad hoc banking solutions.

This Bitcoin Skeptic Wants to Make ‘Stable’ Cryptos for Venezuela

| Leigh Cuen

Economist Steve Hanke has joined the board of the P2P cryptocurrency exchange AirTM and will guide its Latin American expansion, including a new…

Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Powered Loans Across Latin America

| Leigh Cuen

Ripio is driving mainstream adoption among the unbanked of South America, offering crypto loans in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil.

‘Bitcoin Day’ Proves Crypto Is Thriving in Argentina

| Belen Marty

Argentina saw one of its largest-ever bitcoin events last week, one that showcased how it's still a regional leader in promoting the technology.

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Blockchain Asset Registries: Approaching Enlightenment?

| Juan Antonio Ketterer and Gabriela Andrade

Putting real-world assets on a blockchain may be a promise worth pursuing, but field reports suggest it's an idea still just out of reach.

Colombian Financial Watchdog Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

| Sujha Sundararajan

Latin American financial regulator, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, has become the latest member of the R3 blockchain consortium.

Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale

| Stan Higgins

Bitcoin startup Ripio has raised $31 million as part of a token presale ahead of a new credit network launch.

Uruguay’s Central Bank Announces New Digital Currency Pilot

| Nikhilesh De

Uruguay is the latest country to see its central bank start experimenting with its own digital currency, according to statements from its president.

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Brazil’s Central Bank Considers Blockchain Settlement Prototype

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Brazil's central bank is seeking to investigate possible use cases for blockchain tech and is now moving toward prototyping.