As Trump Threatens the ‘End of Iran’ Its People Flock to Bitcoin

Thanks to Trump, Iran is between a rock and a hard place. As US sanctions squeeze the country tighter, inflation rises, and war drums echo in the distance, its people are flocking to Bitcoin. Storm Clouds Are Gathering Over Iran Powered by an erratic, unpredictable man egged on by extremist advisors, this US administration is […]

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Mexico Sets New Bitcoin Volume Record After Trump’s Remittance Threat

Bitcoin price remaining above $5000 resulted in new trading highs for several countries worldwide last week, the latest data shows. Mexico, Venezuela Post Record Localbitcoins Volumes According to monitoring resource Coin Dance, which tracks trading volumes on peer-to-peer exchange platforms Localbitcoins, Paxful and Bisq, certain markets continued to see spikes in Bitcoin activity. As Bitcoinist […]

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Bitcoin Goes Mainstream As Miss Universe Receives Lightning Torch

Bitcoin adoption took a step in a new direction this weekend after a former Miss Universe contestant joined the Lightning Torch transaction relay. Rosa-Maria Ryyti HODLs Lightning Torch In what appears to be an unexpected choice, Jeremias Kangas, founder of P2P trading platform Localbitcoins, opted to pass the Torch outside the cryptocurrency community – to […]

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Bitcoin Trading Plummets in Venezuela Blackout as Government Struggles to Pay Money Printers

Bitcoin use in Venezuela took a hit this week after a persisting electricity blackout appeared to limit the ability of users to transact.  Bitcoin Trades Drop 40 Percent That was the conclusion of some cryptocurrency commentators as data showed weekly trade volumes on P2P platform Localbitcoins fell by 40 percent in the week ending March […]

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Venezuela Traded Over $60M in Bitcoin Already in 2019

LocalBitcoins users in Venezuela spent nearly 160 billion VES buying 16,642 BTC in the first two months of 2019. At today’s price, those bitcoin are worth almost $63 million, with a record 25.16 billion VES spent just this week. Steady As She Goes Bitcoinist has closely followed the increase in LocalBitcoins usage in Venezuela, a […]

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Bitcoin Price Eyes $4000 As USD LocalBitcoins Trading Volume Quadruples

The US has experienced its largest jump in bitcoin volume over the past week on LocalBitcoins. Over $31.5M worth of BTC was traded on the platform as bitcoin price looks set to test the $4000 resistance level next.  ATH USD Trading Volume on LocalBitcoins Data from Coin Dance shows that USD trading volume on the popular over-the-counter […]

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Indonesia Follows Venezuela With Giant Localbitcoins Bitcoin Trading Surge

Indonesia Bitcoin traders have fled cryptocurrency exchanges to Localbitcoins in the week the government enacted anti-money laundering regulations for the industry. Volume Up 300 Percent In A Week Data from Coin Dance, which tracks weekly Localbitcoins volumes in various markets, confirms a huge spike for the seven days ending February 16. Localbitcoins functions on a […]

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Venezuela Traded More Bitcoin Than Ever Before In October

Venezuela set a new Bitcoin trading record last week as the country embraces cryptocurrency more than ever. Venezuela Trades 1075 BTC in 7 Days According to data from monitoring resource Coin Dance, despite continued volatility in the country’s dubious redenominated currency the Sovereign Bolivar, trade volumes for the seven days ending November 3 still beat […]

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Bitcoin Sees Biggest Trade Volume in Venezuela as Dash Branded ‘Snake Oil’

Bitcoin trading volumes in stricken Venezuela spiked again last week as one local commentator called claims Dash is making inroads in the country “snake oil.” GóMez: ‘No One Uses Dash’ for Payments Figures from P2P trading platform Localbitcoins gathered by monitoring site Coin Dance show a total of 898 BTC and 877 BTC changed hands […]

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Venezuela Shatters Bitcoin Trading Records With 500,000,000 Bolivars Per Week

Trading between Bitcoin and the Venezuelan Bolivar (VES) has beaten all records to pass 500 million for the first time last week. 7 Days, Half A Billion Bolivars Data from Coin Dance, which tracks volumes on P2P platform Localbitcoins, confirms that the seven days ending August 25 saw BTC/VES achieve volumes never seen before. The […]

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