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The Argentinian government blocked credit card companies from dealing with Uber, causing the ridesharing company’s national branch to use Bitcoin instead.
While many of the cryptoworld conferences around the world have became business oriented, the Latin American event has managed to retain the spirit of the good ol’ days.
Uber, a US$68 billion transportation network and technology company, launched its signature debit card network in Latin America, in cooperation with fintech bank Bankaool.
Bitcoin has all the potential to enhance economic opportunities in Bolivia as the fastest-growing South American economy.
In the last week of January, Argentina-based operator enBitcoins expanded its services to Mexico
July 31 saw participants such as the World Bank and other financial elite from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan gather in Argentina and Brazil to witness the potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, particularly for the Latin American region.
Recently, Argentina-based payment operator enBitcoins expanded its services to Colombia and has plans for Mexico and Latin America.
Leading global bitcoin payment processor BitPay has published a half year report on bitcoin which covers growth of merchants, transactions, volume, etc.
Bitcoin exchange ItBit opened its doors on Thursday to US customers, BitPagos announced a partnership with e-commerce solutions provider Entrepids, and more news.
Jose Rodriguez and Pablo Gonzalez gave an exclusive interview to CoinTelegraph and told about the development of Mexican market.
Latin American Social Networking Giant Taringa! has started Taringa! Creadores a revenue sharing program to start paying its users bitcoin for their content contributions.
Since getting involved in Bitcoin in 2012, Gregory Simon has been undeniably prolific in the community.
ECB report suggests that digital currencies can "jeopardize financial stability," Coinnect launches new "rebittance" in Argentina and Mexico, Google announces Android Pay, and more top stories for March 3, 2015.
Bitt, the Caribbean's first bitcoin exchange company, is looking to tap the region’s potential for remittances and banking services by providing faster and cheaper payments using bitcoin.
Innovative technology is driving increasing interest in cryptocurrency and could allow Brazilian tech startups to leap frog other nations in the digital currency space.
In response to a lengthy NY Times article, the Casa Rosada’s Community Manager posted on the @CasaRosadaAR Twitter account what would soon echo throughout social networks: “Apparently bitcoin is disrupting our economy now (?)”
While the success of cryptocurrencies has been much highlighted in developed countries in 2013, 2014 is certainly the year when digital currencies will embrace emerging markets.
Bitpay has released figures showing a huge spike in transactions in Latin America, surging from 638 in February all the way up to 3,509 monthly in June 2015.
Bitcoin payment processor AstroPay has begun working with the Mt. Gox exchange to allow Latin American customers faster transfer times and quicker account deposits.
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