Reserve Rights (RSR) builds momentum ahead of its long-awaited mainnet launch

Bitcoin was created to give the average person a peer-to-peer economic system and a store of wealth asset that could provide financial autonomy and access to banking, especially for people living in places where financial services are sparse or non-existent. In the last five years, there have been a number of blockchain projects that aim … Read more

Top 30 Panama Bank is ‘Bitcoin friendly,’ welcomes crypto services

Panama’s path to crypto adoption is stepping up a gear. Towerbank, a Panamanian financial institution with over 200 employees and 40 years of banking experience, has declared itself Bitcoin friendly (BTC), paving the way for crypto accounts.  In a series of tweets and leaks from a blockchain meetup in Panama’s capital, Panama City the bank … Read more

Argentines turn to Bitcoin amid inflation worries: Report

Since 2016, Argentina has been engaged in a war against inflation. Caused by multiple factors, like a lack of trust in the central bank or government overspending, the depreciation of the Argentinean peso has negatively impacted citizens’ purchasing power. This has brought 37.3% of the population under the poverty line, and many others have had … Read more

Paraguay paves the way for crypto regulation despite internal opposition

Paraguay is viewed by many as a potential hot spot for cryptocurrency adoption due to low electricity costs and relatively soft taxation. The government has recognized this opportunity by pushing forward new legislation around digital assets.  On May 25, a bill that regulates cryptocurrency trading, mining and custody was approved by the Paraguayan Congress on … Read more

Huobi Global Acquires Latin American Crypto Exchange Bitex – Bitcoin News

The digital currency exchange Huobi Global has revealed it has acquired Bitex, a Latin American crypto platform that operates in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Huobi details that the company is stepping up its presence in Latin America as it believes the region will be one of the most active crypto adoption areas worldwide. Huobi … Read more

Panama’s president says he won’t sign crypto bill into law ’at this moment’

Laurentino Cortizo, the president of Panama, has said he won’t sign off on a crypto bill recently approved by the country’s National Assembly without additional Anti-Money Laundering rules. Speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Gateway Latin America conference on Wednesday, Cortizo said the bill recently passed by Panama’s legislature must go through legal checks before … Read more

Latin America’s largest digital bank will allocate 1% to BTC, offer crypto investment services

Nubank, the largest digital bank in Brazil and Latin America, announced that it has partnered with Paxos to allow the bank’s customers to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies directly through Nubank. Along with the launch of the new cryptocurrency transaction services, Nubank announced it will allocate roughly 1% of its net assets to Bitcoin (BTC) … Read more

Chainlink set to power Latin American real estate platform

The tokenization of global property markets has been an ambitious goal of the blockchain space and decentralized finance (DeFi) could offer a novel solution for the sector to pick up pace. Decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK) is set to power a tokenized real estate platform serving the Latin American property market. LaProp will allow investors … Read more

Law Decoded: The difference between New York City and New York State, April 25-May 2

Last week, New York dominated crypto media headlines in very different ways. In New York State, the local Assembly voted in favor of the bill that would ban for two years any new mining operations that rely on proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanisms and use fossil fuel-generated energy.  A temporary moratorium, which could be extended after … Read more

El Salvador Bitcoin wallet shows ‘strong sign of adoption,’ exec says

El Salvador’s government-backed Bitcoin (BTC) wallet has reached significant success in terms of adoption, according to an exec at the cryptocurrency exchange behind the wallet. The Chivo wallet was launched in conjunction with BTC becoming legal tender in El Salvador on Sept. 7, 2021. The official platform allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin, offering … Read more