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Venezuelan Central Bank Considers Adding Bitcoin to Balance Sheets

Despite operating its own largely unsuccessful, state-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, the central bank of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is also considering adding bitcoin to its balance sheets, giving state institutions the ability to settle payments in cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mining has been especially popular in Venezuela for several years, due to factors such as the Read more…

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Next Bitcoin (BTC) Boon to Be Facebook’s Globalcoin: Industry Investor

Next Bitcoin Boon As more news has been published in regards to Facebook’s crypto venture, experts of Bitcoin (BTC) have begun to speculate as to what effect the social media giant will have on cryptocurrency. Some are taking this discussion cynically, screaming that the Silicon Valley firm’s foray into the industry is a “Trojan horse” Read more…

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Venezuela President Urges Investors To Buy Petro As Citizens Prefer Bitcoin

The president of Venezuela has issued an open call for foreign investors to buy up the country’s notorious state-issued cryptocurrency, despite international sanctions. Maduro ‘Welcomes’ Petro Buyers On April 25, Nicolas Maduro stated that overseas cash was needed to shore up Venezuela’s failing economy. He was speaking during a live statement on messaging platform Periscope, Read more…

Ripple CEO Says JPMorgan’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Misses The Point
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Ripple CEO Says JPMorgan’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Misses The Point

JPMorgan is already facing severe criticism from the cryptocurrency industry just a day after it announced it would launch its own token, ‘JPM Coin.’ Garlinghouse: JPM Coin ‘Misses The Point’ The plan, which would ostensibly make JPMorgan the first US bank to issue a token with a verifiable use case, surprised commentators when executives revealed Read more…

Venezuela: First Bitcoin ATM Opens ‘In 2 Weeks’ Amid Localbitcoins Shutdown Reports
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Venezuela: First Bitcoin ATM Opens ‘In 2 Weeks’ Amid Localbitcoins Shutdown Reports

Venezuela, the country seeing new Bitcoin trade volume records on an almost weekly basis, is to get its first ever Bitcoin ATM. Cryptobuyer: ATM Already In Caracas In an interview with local radio and news media network Union Radio, Jorge Farias, CEO of Panama-based Cryptobuyer, said the machine had already arrived in the country’s capital Read more…

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Venezuela Sees Biggest Increase in Bitcoin Volume to Date

Venezuela has experienced its biggest jump in bitcoin volume over the past week with 1,974 BTC traded on LocalBitcoins. Venezuela Sees Biggest Jump in Bitcoin Volume to Date As the word spreads about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Latin America’s most oil-rich country, peer-to-peer purchases of bitcoin are on the rise. This week saw a Read more…

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Russia Says Venezuela’s Petro Acceptance ‘Not Happening’

Russia has not discounted the idea of using state-issued cryptocurrency Petro in commercial operations with Venezuela. Russia: No Petro Payments ‘Yet’ Those were the words of deputy finance minister Sergey Storchak speaking to reporters this week, local news outlet RIA Novosti reported December 13. Petro, which the Venezuelan government hopes to use to shore up Read more…