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Argentina
Argentinian Money Regulator Mandates Reporting on Bitcoin Activity
Argentina's Financial Information Unit (FIU) cites the risk of money laundering as it mandates bitcoin reporting by financial companies.
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bolivia
Bolivia's Central Bank Bans Bitcoin
El Banco Central de Bolivia has issued statements formally banning any currency not issued by the state, including bitcoin.
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Latin American Bitcoin Exchange Bitex.la Launches with $2 Million Investment
Bitex.la is seeking to bring an internationally competitive bitcoin trading platform to Latin America with $2m in investments.
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columbia
Central Bank of Colombia Says 'Bitcoin is Not a Currency'
Colombia issued its latest guidance on bitcoin on 1st April, clarifying its classification of the digital currency.
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The Benefits of Bitcoin in International Travel
Coinbase's Nick Tomaino explains why bitcoin is the international traveller's best friend.
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Colombia Stops Short of Bitcoin Ban, Bars Banks From Industry
Despite fears Colombia would ban bitcoin outright this week, regulators have issued only a warning.
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Report Claims Colombia's Central Bank May Enact Bitcoin Ban
Colombian newspaper El Tiempo suggests the country's central bank will release new, potentially restrictive bitcoin regulation next week.
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Bitcoin vs Argentine Peso: Which is Worse Off?
Although bitcoin can be volatile when exchanges go down, that doesn't include devaluations commanded from a central authority.
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Brazilian Central Bank Outlines Digital Currency Risks
The Central Bank of Brazil has issued a warning outlining the risks associated with digital currencies.
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Latin American Exec: Employees Could Earn 5% More with Bitcoin
Entrepreneur Ulf Kuhn illustrates how the current banking environment is inhibiting the growth of his Chile-based telemarketing company.
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