Tag: venezuela

Jan 07 2021

Bull Run Democracy, Revisited

Jan 07 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  charity democracy opinion people venezuela

In 2017, high-flying bitcoiners attempted to foment democracy in Venezuela by airdropping crypto and paper wallets. What did we learn from these experiments?

Dec 09 2020

Crypto Remittances Prove Their Worth in Latin America

Dec 09 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  argentina bitso latin america markets mexico

Crypto remittances are growing in Latin America, particularly in the wake of other remittance platforms shutting off access to some markets.

Latin America Reports Surge in Bitcoin Trading

Rising inflation and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pushed regional bitcoin trading volumes to a record high.

Dec 04 2020

Pizza Hut Now Accepting Cryptocurrency

Pizza Hut in now accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option, but there is a catch. To take advantage of this offer, you would have to travel to Venezuela. As one of the oldest pizza chains in the country, Pizza Hut will now allow its Venezuelan customers to pay for their purchases using Bitcoin...

Nov 30 2020

Pizza Hut Venezuela Now Accepts Crypto Payments

Nov 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin business coinflash news payments

The Venezuelan arm of the restaurant chain now accepts dash and bitcoin through CryptoBuyer.

Nov 20 2020

Circle Using USDC Stablecoin to Aid Venezuela Crisis

Nov 20 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  airtm business circle venezuela

Circle is partnering with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Airtm to distribute USDC. ...

US Government Enlists USDC for ‘Global Foreign Policy Objective’ in Venezuela: Circle CEO

Nov 20 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  circle news policy & regulation usdc venezuela

The U.S. government is sending USDC payments to Venezuela using Circle and Airtm to bypass Nicolas Maduro, the nation's dictator.

Nov 11 2020

Venezuela’s Bitcoin Story Puts It in a Category of One

Venezuela’s peer-to-peer bitcoin activity has been extraordinary, whether measured as an absolute or relative to GDP, according to CoinDesk Research data.

Nov 10 2020

Oct 28 2020

From Brazil To Turkey, Bitcoin Prices Hit All-Time Highs Around The World

This article also appeared in our Down The Rabbit Hole newsletter. If you want our news and analysis straight to your inbox, make sure you subscribe now! One bitcoin will always be worth 1 bitcoin, but its price relative to fiat currencies is an important indicator of how much people around the world value the opportunity to opt...

Oct 03 2020

Venezuela Authorizes Pilot Program for DeFi Exchange

The National Superintendency of Securities of Venezuela has authorized the operation of a decentralized (DeFi) electronic exchange known as BDVE. This pilot program is being touted as the "world's first decentralized stock exchange." This project from Venezuela is a DeFi project on the Ethereum network that will be tested in the next 90 days. Users will be able to buy...

Sep 24 2020

Venezuelan Government Takes Control of Crypto Mining Industry

All crypto mining businesses need to register with the government.

Venezuelan Government Plans to Regulate All Bitcoin Mining

Sep 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business venezuela

Regulators in Venezuela have introduced a mandate that will regulate all Bitcoin and crypto mining. The new rules have been published in Venezuela's Official Gazette, file #41,969. The New Rules Though the mandate legalizes mining, all residents who want to mine Bitcoin must first obtain a license from SUNACRIP,...

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