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Argentina Adopts Blockchain Technology for Traceability in the Citrus Industry

Argentina Adopts Blockchain Technology for Traceability in the Citrus Industry

The citrus supply chain is one of the most fragmented and complex of all supply chains. The production is found all over the world, thus making several intermediaries and producers difficult to identify and trace. The Argentine Citrus Federation (Federcitrus) incorporated blockchain into the agency’s informatics system to provide traceability of fruit export products.

Argentina Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Futures Index

Argentina Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Futures Index

The securities regulator of Argentina has approved the first regulated Bitcoin futures index on the Matba Rofex exchange, with the futures contract based on the price of BTC provided by various entities in the country. This provides a safe and regulated way for qualified investors to gain exposure to Bitcoin in a transparent environment. The launch of the Bitcoin futures contract comes as Argentina struggles with high inflation and citizens turn to Bitcoin as a way to mitigate its effects.

Worldcoin (WLD) Expands Investment and Services in Argentina

Worldcoin (WLD) Expands Investment and Services in Argentina

Worldcoin (WLD) significantly increases its investment in Argentina, expanding its services and digital identity solutions.

Argentina Orders Stricter Monitoring on Local Crypto Transactions Amid Battling the Flight of Devalued Pesos

Argentina Orders Stricter Monitoring on Local Crypto Transactions Amid Battling the Flight of Devalued Pesos

Argentina’s Financial Information Unit (FIU) has ordered stricter controls and monitoring into cryptocurrency transactions in the country to eradicate money laundering and other illicit activities. Argentine newspaper El Cronista reported that the FIU, a government agency that is responsible for enforcing anti-money laundering laws and compliance, is looking to tighten its controls on cryptocurrency trading.

Bitso Rolls Out Crypto QR Payment Tool in Argentina

Bitso Rolls Out Crypto QR Payment Tool in Argentina

Starting from September 27, crypto payment will gradually be enabled for more than 1 million users in Argentina from the Bitso App with QR code.

Companies among S. American Nations are Optimistic Accepting Crypto, Study Shows

Companies among S. American Nations are Optimistic Accepting Crypto, Study Shows

Companies permitting Bitcoin and other crypto payments have a more positive outlook in Brazil, Columbia, and Argentina, according to a study by financial payments processing firm CoinsPaid.

Crypto Adoption in Latin America: A Tool Against Economic Woes and Authoritarianism

Crypto Adoption in Latin America: A Tool Against Economic Woes and Authoritarianism

The cryptocurrency landscape in Latin America, particularly in Argentina and Venezuela, is evolving as a mechanism to counter economic and political adversities. While Argentina sees crypto as a bulwark against economic instability, Venezuela is utilizing it as a tool for humanitarian aid and resistance against authoritarianism. The divergent crypto adoption narratives in these nations underscore the asset class's potential to address complex societal challenges.

Argentina Fighter Guido Cannetti Accepts Salary in Stablecoin

Argentina Fighter Guido Cannetti Accepts Salary in Stablecoin

Argentina athlete Guido Cannetti of the world's leading mixed martial arts competition Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that his salary will be paid in full in stablecoin USDC.

Binance Launches Crypto Prepaid Card in Argentina through Partnership with Mastercard

Binance Launches Crypto Prepaid Card in Argentina through Partnership with Mastercard

Binance has rolled out its first crypto card in Argentina. The exchange plans to expand the service to other Latin American nations, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

Brazilian Couple Behind $400M Crypto Ponzi Scheme Nabbed in Argentina

Brazilian Couple Behind $400M Crypto Ponzi Scheme Nabbed in Argentina

Authorities in Argentina have arrested a Brazilian couple accused of masterminding a $400 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme.

Brazil and Argentina explore a common currency

Brazil and Argentina explore a common currency

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong promotes Bitcoin for Brazil and Argentina. A alternative currency to the Argentine peso and Brazilian real is being prepared by the two South American nations. BTC might become the second-largest currency bloc after the US dollar.

Argentinian Private Bank Banco Galicia Opens Cryptos Trading Service

Argentinian Private Bank Banco Galicia Opens Cryptos Trading Service

Banco Galicia (NASDAQ: GGAL), Argentina's largest private bank by market share, has announced that it will allow its users to buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin on its mobile app.

Bitcoin Mining Are Thriving with Cheap Electricity in Argentina

Bitcoin Mining Are Thriving with Cheap Electricity in Argentina

Bitcoin miners are capitalizing on Argentina’s subsidized electricity. The incentive appears to give international miners a viable alternative. Therefore it attracts them to set up their mining facilities domestically.

Argentinians Seek Shelter in Stablecoins after Economy Minister Resignation

Argentinians Seek Shelter in Stablecoins after Economy Minister Resignation

Argentinians have taken refuge in stablecoins after the nation’s economy minister Martin Guzman resigned over the weekend attributed to the financial crisis crushing the South American country.

Argentina Halts Crypto Operations Undertaken by Financial Institutions

Argentina Halts Crypto Operations Undertaken by Financial Institutions

Days after Argentina’s largest private bank Banco Galicia opened crypto trading services, the nation’s central bank cracked the whip by banning financial institutions from carrying out crypto transactions.

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Starts Production in Argentina

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Starts Production in Argentina

The new production facility marks Bitfarms’ 10th mining facility and Argentina as the fourth country where the firm conducts its mining activities, besides the U.S., Canada, and Paraguay.

Argentina's Proposed Crypto Disclosure Law Promotes Disclosure

Argentina's Proposed Crypto Disclosure Law Promotes Disclosure

Crypto holders would have to submit an affidavit detailing their holdings under the measure. Voluntarily declaring crypto assets within 90 days of the law's implementation would result in a 2.5% capital gains tax. Next parliament will debate the measure.

Argentina Considers Launching First Crypto Futures-Backed ETF In Latin America

Argentina Considers Launching First Crypto Futures-Backed ETF In Latin America

The National Securities Commission of Argentine could soon follow the U.S. regulators in approving the launch of Bitcoin futures ETFs.

Argentina Enacts New Tax Policy for Crypto Transactions

Argentina Enacts New Tax Policy for Crypto Transactions

The Argentinian government has had a change of mind for making the country a tax haven for digital currencies as all individual transactions involving the nascent asset class will now be subjected to taxation.

Exchange Buenbit Rolls Out Crypto Loan Products in Argentina

Exchange Buenbit Rolls Out Crypto Loan Products in Argentina

The move by Buenbit shows signs of increased demand for cryptocurrencies. The exchange is ramping up efforts in its crypto business.

Fintech Uala Rolls Out Crypto Trading in Argentina

Fintech Uala Rolls Out Crypto Trading in Argentina

The new service will let users buy and sell Bitcoin and Ether in Argentina.

Argentina's Mendoza Province Begins Accepting Tax Payments in Crypto

Argentina's Mendoza Province Begins Accepting Tax Payments in Crypto

Argentina’s province of Mendoza announced last week on Friday that it has enabled a system that allows residents to pay taxes using cryptocurrencies.

Bitfinex Unveils Zero-Fee P2P Trading in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela

Bitfinex Unveils Zero-Fee P2P Trading in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela

Bitfinex has initiated a zero-fee trading feature for market takers on its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) platform in Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela as of October 11, 2023. This move comes post the recent extension of the P2P service to these regions, aiming to reduce transaction costs, enhance liquidity, and encourage crypto trading. Users can access this facility by logging into their Bitfinex accounts and selecting the P2P option.

Argentinian Seek Shelter in Crypto, while Local Inflation Surges over 50%

Argentinian Seek Shelter in Crypto, while Local Inflation Surges over 50%

Argentinians have resorted to transacting in cryptocurrencies to tame runaway prices, given that annual inflation surged by more than 50%.

Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours

Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours

A Bitcoin ransomware attack was directed towards Argentina’s immigration agency, halting border crossing temporarily.

Telecom Argentina Hit By Ransomware attack: Hackers Demand $7.5 Million Monero

Telecom Argentina Hit By Ransomware attack: Hackers Demand $7.5 Million Monero

Cyber attackers are demanding Monero ransom worth $7.5 million after taking control of Telecom Argentina’s internal network.

Argentina Believes in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency as Most Effective Hedge Against Inflation, Paxful Survey

Argentina Believes in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency as Most Effective Hedge Against Inflation, Paxful Survey

Over 70% of Argentines see cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin as the most effective way to hedge against inflation and store financial value

Argentina’s Central Bank Set to Prove Non-Crypto Use Cases of Blockchain Technology with its New Clearing System

Argentina’s Central Bank Set to Prove Non-Crypto Use Cases of Blockchain Technology with its New Clearing System

The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) is now looking to test a blockchain-based clearing system to be used by the country’s major financial institutions. The aim of the blockchain clearing system is to provide efficiencies for fiat payments and enable them to be more reliable and to provide end-to-end traceability.

Hong Kong Protests Powering Through Bitcoin Adoption

Hong Kong Protests Powering Through Bitcoin Adoption

The Hong Kong protests, which has now entered its 12th week, affected Hong Kong’s economy, including the property market, stock exchange, shop owners, and banks.

BTC Breaks Its Strong $10,000 Support Amidst US-China War Trade Cool Off

BTC Breaks Its Strong $10,000 Support Amidst US-China War Trade Cool Off

The price of Bitcoin has taken a serious hit in the past few days as the largest cryptocurrency has dipped below its supposedly strong support of $10k and bounced back up.

Bitcoin Trading Should Be Banned by Central Banks, Says Former British Member of Parliament

Bitcoin Trading Should Be Banned by Central Banks, Says Former British Member of Parliament

Former Member of the British Parliament Nick Boles appears to disfavour Bitcoin, saying that the central banks should monitor the cryptocurrency’s trades.

Blockchain Summit 2020

Blockchain Summit 2020

This 3rd Edition is sponsored by Uruguay XXI, which will open our event on September 3. The opening on Thursday 4 will be by President of Banco Central del Uruguay, Ec. Diego Labat. Main sponsors are IBM, Microsoft and Grant Thornton and we are proud about their featured speakers. ANII has also granted us #DeInterés.

Bitcoin Price Surges While the British Pound Falls During Brexit Fiasco

Bitcoin Price Surges While the British Pound Falls During Brexit Fiasco

Bitcoin’s price shot up above $10,000, and other major cryptocurrencies have also seen gains. The turmoil surrounding the possibility of a no-deal Brexit has led to the fall of the British Pound.

US Awaits Recession While Bitcoin Becomes the Last Resort

US Awaits Recession While Bitcoin Becomes the Last Resort

The trade-war worries affected the financial markets on Wednesday, while stocks and commodities tumbled in Europe and the United States. Equities declined more than 1% in the United States after the S&P 500 Index fell 2.93%, the NASDAQ shed 3%, and the Dow Jones tumbled over 3%.

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