Binance Announces New Payments Partner Amid Fiat Deposit and Withdrawal Suspension in Brazil – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Binance has chosen a new payments partner amid the suspension of direct fiat deposits and withdrawals in Brazil. The company stated it will now work with Latam Gateway, a payments processing company that has been in the payments intermediation business since 2019. Binance reported it would be working to normalize the fiat deposit and withdrawal … Read more

Visa Launches Bitcoin and Crypto Enabled Cards in Latam – Bitcoin News

Visa, one of the biggest payments companies in the world, has announced the launch of a series of crypto-enabled cards in partnership with several fintech startups in Latam. These cards will allow users to spend crypto, purchase crypto where Visa cards are accepted for such, and also receive crypto cash back through different fintech partners … Read more

Bill Presented in Brazil Seeks to Include Crypto as Approved Means of Payment – Regulation Bitcoin News

A new bill presented in Brazil is trying to introduce bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as an approved means of payment in the country. The bill, presented by Federal Deputy Paulo Martins, proposes to amend already existing regulations to include several dispositions that would allow cryptocurrency payments and investments to be officially supported. New Bill … Read more

Mercadolibre Inks Partnership With Mastercard to Secure Its Crypto Ecosystem in Brazil – Bitcoin News

Mercadolibre, one of the biggest “e-tailers” in Latam, has partnered with credit giant Mastercard to make use of its tech to secure the cryptocurrency ecosystem of the company. Through this partnership, Mercadolibre will be able to use Mastercard’s Ciphertrace technology, to allow the company to enhance the control and security of the crypto transactions in … Read more

Digital Real Will Be Used by Banks in Brazil as Collateral to Issue Their Own Stablecoins – Bitcoin News

The Brazilian central bank digital currency (CBDC), the digital real, will be more of a wholesale asset instead of a public retail-focused token, according to statements from the president of the Central Bank of Brazil, Roberto Campos Neto. Campos Neto indicated that private banks in the country will be able to issue their own stablecoins … Read more

2TM Group, Parent Company of Mercado Bitcoin, Lays off 90 Workers Amid Market Cool Down – Bitcoin News

2TM Group, a Latam unicorn and parent company of Mercado Bitcoin, a Latam-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it will execute a series of layoffs due to the current market cooldown. The company declared that this action was motivated by the recent global financial scenario changes, making it reconsider its position, and reducing its operative expenses. … Read more

Brazilian central banker describes how CBDC system can halt bank runs

In a paper recently published by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Fabio Araujo, an economist at the Central Bank of Brazil (CBB) who’s also responsible for the country’s central bank digital currency work, revealed that the monetary authority will have greater control over the population’s money once its CBDC is rolled out. Through the … Read more

Brazilian Development Bank Launches Blockchain Network – Bitcoin News

The Brazilian Development Bank has officially launched the Brazilian Blockchain Network, a structure designed to aid other institutions in the country in increasing public transparency. The launch, which was also assisted by the Court of Accounts of the Union, serves to call more institutions to adhere to this project, which aims to have its first … Read more

Report: Latam Countries Are Among the Most Enthusiastic About the Metaverse – Metaverse Bitcoin News

A new survey has found people’s opinion of the metaverse in emerging countries is significantly more positive than in their developed counterparts. The study, carried out by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum (WEF), also shows that Latam countries are among the most enthusiastic about the future of the metaverse and its applications for different … Read more

Brazilian university USP will conduct academic research in the metaverse

As reported by the University of Sao Paulo (USP), the metaverse-centric research will be carried out by research groups interested in 3D modeling, psychology and human behavior, and the effectiveness of virtual and augmented reality devices. These research domains will be evaluated within the context of the metaverse to understand how the new virtual world … Read more