Browsing the "LocalBitcoins" Tag

LocalBitcoins Removes Cash-for-Crypto Trading Option

| Benedict Alibasa

P2P crypto trading platform LocalBitcoins has reportedly removed an option allowing users to buy or sell cryptocurrencies in person for cash.

LocalBitcoins Bans Bitcoin Buying in Iran in Blow to Rising Crypto Commerce

| Maziar Motamedi

Another crypto buying and selling service has banned Iranian users, pushing them toward anonymous decentralized exchanges.

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.

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LocalBitcoins Reveals Security Breach With Some Crypto Wallets Affected

| Yogita Khatri

Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading site LocalBitcoins says it's suffered a hack via a third-party service that affected a small number of users.

Venezuela Isn’t the Crypto Use Case You Want It to Be

| Leigh Cuen

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts love to talk about Venezuelan users as an example of bitcoin's subversive potential – but the reality is more complex.


The Craigslist of Crypto Is Making Millions Where Bitcoin Is Needed Most

| Leigh Cuen

LocalBitcoins, a low-fi exchange launched in 2011, is gaining traction in overlooked markets where people have less access to VC-backed alternatives.

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Bitcoin Thief Could Be Caned for $300K Robbery in Singapore

| Wolfie Zhao

Two bitcoin brokers in Singapore were assaulted and robbed by nearly $300,000 in cash while meeting with a prospect bitcoin seller offline.

Michigan Man Charged for Unlawful Bitcoin Exchange

| Nikhilesh De

A Michigan man has been charged with running an unlicensed money transmitting business after selling more than $150,000 in bitcoin.

Monero Is Getting Its Own Version of LocalBitcoins

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A group of enthusiasts have launched a new website dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero.

Libertarian Party Blasts Government Case Against Bitcoin Trader

| Stan Higgins

A notable political party in the US is speaking out against the sentencing of a bitcoin trader.