Why Bitcoin? Argentina Heavily Restricts Purchases of U.S. Dollars

After some months of economic instability, the Central Bank of Argentina has begun to impose restrictions on U.S. dollar purchases by citizens, presumably to...

Bitcoin Trades at Large Premium in Argentina as Dollar Purchase Restrictions Set In

Bitcoin is trading at a large premium on cryptocurrency exchanges in Argentina. Demand remains high after the nation’s central bank announced a further tightening...

Argentina’s Example Shows That You Don’t Own Your Money

Cash shortages, bank closures and ATMs running out of funds seems to be the new norm for many countries, and recently increased capital controls...

WATCH: Athena’s Bitcoin ATM Business Blooms in Argentina

Argentina's economic woes have led to a rise in crypto adoption. We talk to Athena Bitcoin, one of the biggest crypto ATM networks in...

Latin American Payment App Mercado Pago Can Be Topped-Up With Crypto

The Atlanta-based blockchain payment provider Bitpay has announced the firm has partnered with Mercado Livre, one of the largest ecommerce providers in Latin America....

Crypto Exchange to Open in Crisis-Stricken Argentina, Where Bitcoin is at an ATH

Huobi Group, the operators of one of the world’s largest crypto asset trading venues, has announced that it will launch a digital currency exchange...

Capital Controls in Argentina Demonstrate Dangers of Government-Controlled Money

The current financial system, with governments and central banks controlling the flow of money, creates impediments for people’s economic freedom. Among them is the...

Amid New Tight Money Rules in Argentina: Promise of Crypto Shines

Skeptics have called blockchain and associated innovations like cryptocurrencies “solutions in search of a problem.” And while reasonable people can agree and disagree on these...

Argentine Bitcoin Premium Shows Relativity of “Safe-Havens”

Bitcoin has been trading for a premium of between 8 and 28 percent on the Argentina-facing section of LocalBitcoins. The higher prices compared to...

Are Argentinians Buying Bitcoin With Their Life Savings?

Earlier this week, the Argentinian economy collapsed within a day’s time. Responding to the news that the incumbent President Mauricio Macri has lost to...

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