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Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records

Latin American P2P Markets Defy Global Trend to Smash Volume RecordsThe Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency markets have a seen a significant spike heading into 2019, with the Colombian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan Localbitcoins markets posting record volume when measuring in both fiat and BTC. The Argentinian, Dominican, and Mexican markets also posted record volume for P2P trade in recent weeks. Also Read: 9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington […]

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Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

Acquiring Crypto: A Few Easy Steps to Get Some BitcoinsThere’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. Also […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite Sanctions

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite SanctionsSanctions imposed by governments as part of geopolitical struggles do not always filter through to under-regulated industries. Ambitious businesses covet every opportunity for expansion and diversification. That seems to be the reason why a growing number of crypto exchanges are turning their attention to Russia and its diaspora, despite the disapprobation this risks drawing from […]

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Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy Cryptocurrencies

Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy CryptocurrenciesInterest towards cryptocurrencies in Russia remained relatively stable throughout 2018, despite the significant drop in their prices. Ruble-denominated trade on Localbitcoins, for example, has shown a generally positive trend since last spring. In the past year, Russians also saw a growing number of other options to purchase digital coins. Also read: Abkhazia Temporarily Shuts Down […]

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Offchain Indicators Suggest JP Morgan Is Wrong to Write off Bitcoin

JPMorgan Analysts Consider Investor Interest in Bitcoin is FadingJP Morgan Chase & Co. believes the current bear market is scaring investors away from bitcoin, just to add to the never-ending rumors of its demise. But as retail and institutional investors seem to be looking for other options, are classic analysts telling the whole story? Also read: Only Sharks Will Feed on the Crypto Market’s […]

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P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume

This past week has seen Latin American peer-to-peer markets continue to set records for trade volume. For the week ending Dec. 8, Argentina and Venezuela posted a new record for Localbitcoins trade when measured in fiat, while Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela also posted records for trade measured in BTC. Also Read: Zebpay Exchange Now Live in […]

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P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin America and Asia

P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin America and AsiaThe heavy selling pressure that has dominated the cryptocurrency markets in recent weeks has coincided with a surge in peer-to-peer (P2P) trade volume across the Localbitcoins markets in Asia and South America. Globally, higher trade activity over the past two weeks has also driven the strongest volume since September 2017, with roughly 12,116 BTC changing […]

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Norwegian Startup Bitruption Plans to Launch a Localbitcoins Competitor

Norwegian Startup Bitruption Plans to Launch a Localbitcoins CompetitorOn Nov. 4, a Norwegian startup announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer marketplace called Bitruption. Similar to Localbitcoins, the Bitruption exchange plans to offer a format under which users around the world will be able to advertise, buy and sell digital currencies for local fiat. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty […]

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Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in US Jail for Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in U.S. Jail for Unlicensed Money Transmitting BusinessBitcoin trader Jacob Burrell-Campos pleaded guilty this week in a U.S. federal court to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. The 21-year-old San Diego native is now awaiting sentencing and faces a maximum of five years in jail. Also Read: How to Easily Give BCH as Gifts in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Packages ‘Serious Threat’ to US […]

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Deep Web Roundup: 20 Years for ‘Oxymonster,’ New Darknet Monitoring Tool

Deep Web Roundup: 20 Years for ‘OxyMonster’, New Darknet Monitoring ToolTwo stories stand out in our latest trawl of the deep web for news that filters through to the cryptosphere. One concerns the sentencing of Dream vendor “Oxymonster,” whose controversial prosecution on U.S. soil is part of a wider trend. We also take a look at Blocktag, a new tool for monitoring darknet sales. Also […]

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