Browsing the "Latin America" Tag

60 Latin American Banks Can Now Use Bitcoin for Cross-Border Payments

| Christine Kim

Crypto exchange Bitex wants to decrease costs associated with cross-border banking using the bitcoin blockchain.

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John McAfee Offers to Build Cuba’s First Cryptocurrency

| Diana Aguilar

The tech guru wants to be Cuba's crypto advisor.

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Brazil’s President Rebuffs Cryptocurrency as Administration Explores Blockchain

| Diana Aguilar

“I don’t know what Bitcoin is,” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says even as his administration eyes blockchain projects.

What’s Holding Back Bitcoin in Venezuela? This Group Is Investigating

| Leigh Cuen

The Open Money Initiative is bringing insights from Venezuela to help crypto startups make better tools for people in distressed economies.

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.