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Bitcoin Volumes in Venezuela Plummet During Nationwide Blackout

Bitcoin Volumes in Venezuela Plummet During Nationwide BlackoutVenezuelans are having a difficult time as the country’s power grid shut off on March 7, leaving the majority of Venezuelan states with no electricity for well over a week. According to reports on March 14, electricity has been restored throughout most states within the country. However, during the week-long blackout, bitcoin trades on the […]

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March 15, 2019 0

Venezuelan Explains How Bitcoin Saves His Family

Venezuelan Explains How Bitcoin Saves His FamilyAs the situation in Venezuela intensifies, a local bitcoin user details how he and his family use the cryptocurrency to survive the country’s ongoing crisis. Keeping all of his money in bitcoin, he only exchanges small amounts into the hyperinflating bolivar when necessary. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval […]

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February 25, 2019 0

Bank’s Refusal to Release $1.2B of Venezuelan Gold Strengthens the Case for Bitcoin

Bank's Refusal to Release $1.2B of Venezuelan Gold Strengthens the Case for BitcoinVenezuela’s economic crisis is impossible to ignore. President Nicolás Maduro’s attempt to withdraw $1.2 billion of the country’s own gold from the Bank of England (BoE) has been rejected. The notion of a sovereign state being denied access to its own wealth is a concept that’s hard for bitcoiners to countenance. One thing is certain: the case […]

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January 26, 2019 0

Venezuelans Remain Skeptical After President Maduro Raises Petro’s Value

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any CryptocurrencyVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s move to increase the price of the petro, the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, has sparked intense debate. Experts and tech-savvy Venezuelans alike are less than enthusiastic about the decision. Also read: Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double Venezuelans Unimpressed by Proclamation Venezuelans blasted Maduro and his new cryptocurrency after […]

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December 6, 2018 0

Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer Balances

Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer BalancesVenezuela’s controversial national cryptocurrency, the petro, is slowly permeating the everyday lives of its citizens. The currency, each unit of which is supposedly backed by a barrel of oil, has begun appearing on screens when Venezuelan customers log in to their bank accounts. The move marks the latest attempt by President Nicolás Maduro’s government to […]

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November 6, 2018 0

Trump vs Erdoğan: Bitcoin Is the Answer to Turkey’s Financial Chaos

Trump, Erdoğan Battle: Turkey in Financial Chaos, Bitcoin’s AnswerLatest reporting out of Washington appear to signal no deal struck between the Trump administration and the government of Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, potentially deepening an already fragile financial situation. Turkey’s lira has crashed double digits in recent months, and further as tensions between the two countries, over an American pastor’s jailing, continue […]

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August 21, 2018 0

Why Venezuela’s New National Cryptocurrency El Petro Will Fail

Why Venezuela’s New National Cryptocurrency El Petro Will FailWashington and legacy media are in a tizzy about Venezuela reportedly thwarting international sanctions by way of a dreaded state-backed cryptocurrency. A closer look reveals several stumbling blocks for the Bolivarian Republic: nonexistent reserves, hyperinflation, centralization, and the impossibility of actual redemption. The attempt will fail, if it’s ever rolled out, adding woes to a region […]

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January 28, 2018 0

Bitcoin as an Unstoppable Force: Hyperbitcoinization Theory and Practice

Bitcoin as an Unstoppable Force: Hyperbitcoinization Theory and PracticeOne of the earliest references to hyperbitcoinization (H-theory) derives from the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. It describes a world waiting for bitcoin in the borderless, peer-to-peer sense. Especially true for emerging economies prone to inflation, hyperbitcoinization is an adoption theory with radical implications. Until recently, it was only a theory.   Also read: Bitcoin Hits $13,500 in Zimbabwe […]

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November 16, 2017 0