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Counter Argument: A Caracas-Based Journalist Says Bitcoin is Not Saving Venezuela

While Venezuela’s economy continues to suffer under the haphazard mismanagement by Nicolás Maduro, it has caused the country’s citizens to rely on Bitcoin as a currency, store of value, and its use to transfer funds across borders. Bitcoin…
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Bitcoin Is A Hedge Against Bolivar-Induced Financial Suicide, Claims Venezuelan Economist

Since Venezuela entered its current crisis, Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies become a popular subject in the nation. Carlos Hernández, an economist in the strife-filled Latin American nation, recently issued a New York Times op-ed to discuss…
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Venezuela Denied Access to Overseas Gold: This is Why Bitcoin is Important

As part of an international effort to wrest power from Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, the Bank of England has denied the nation access to gold deposits stored with the institution. Such instances highlight just why a permissionless store of value…
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Venezuela Introduces Crypto, Foreign Fiat Operations Taxation

Venezuelan government has published a new decree that introduces taxation for operations with cryptocurrency and foreign fiat in its official newspaper Monday, Jan. 7. The decree No. 3,719, published in the Gaceta Oficial edition No. 6,420,…
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OkCoin Exchange Launches Operation in Argentina in Conquest of Latin America

OkCoin, a leading digital asset platform for fiat and token trading headquartered in Beijing, has expanded its operation to Argentina and is about to do the same in other Latin America countries. Instiutional and retail customers are now able…
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India Making Plans to Launch Its Own Government Backed Cryptocurrency

Despite its best efforts to keep crypto out of India, it appears that the Indian government is still not willing to completely exclude cryptocurrencies. According to the new announcement, India is making plans to launch its own digital currency. India…
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Venezuela Mandates Passport Fees Must Be Paid in Controversial Cryptocurrency Petro

Venezuelans can only use the state-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, to pay for passport fees starting next week, the country’s vice president Delcy Rodriguez said in a press conference Friday, Oct. 5. Ahead of Petro’s official “launch”…
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ECB Has No Plans to Launch Digital Currency Due to Blockchain Immaturity

The European Central Bank (ECB) is not issuing a digital currency any time soon, according to President Mario Draghi. He’s argued that the blockchain technology is not mature enough for such a level of responsibility and physical cash…
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Crypto to Expand Mobile Payments to Rural Networks Without State Control

China, which is on its way to becoming a cashless society, highlights how cryptocurrencies could be used for all global payments. However, the overreaching control of the Chinese state shows why cryptocurrencies are needed to maintain the financial…