Bitcoin, a virtual currency that circulates outside regular financial systems, is catching on in Latin America. Follow IHB on twitter to receive the latest bitcoin news from the region.
Barbadian economists do the research
Two economists who worked at the Central Bank of Barbados release a paper titled: Should Cryptocurrencies Be Included In The Portfolio Of International Reserves Held By The Central [..]
Bitcoins in Argentina
Argentina has seen it all. A turbulent past periodically darkened by tyrannical leadership, at the same time offering sparkling contributions to the world in the arts, sciences, and of course, sports.
Ecuador, a presidential republic lying on the northwestern coast of South America made news last week when it announced its plans of introducing a new digital currency for circulation within its economy. President Rafael Corre [..]
Currency crises, bank collapses and political instability in several countries around the world have underlined the need for offshore financial and estate planning. Cofres Bitcoin in Uruguay, in partnership with the Swiftcoin [..]
Venture capitalist Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Code Conference Report last week. Her charts are of special significance to those following growth in the Bitcoin industry.
Remarkably, there is an explosio [..]
“The Central Bank is currently analyzing various scenarios to verify that transactions involving these assets do not constitute a risk to those aspects which monitoring is expressly stated in its Charter. Also, there are no [..]
Latin America's first Bitcoin store opens in Montevideo, Uruguay - the brick-and-mortar exchange point facilitating both Bitcoin and Swiftcoin swaps.
"Clients have more peace of mind meeting the people involved in transacti [..]
The blockchain is a record of all bitcoin transactions that have occurred since the very first bitcoin was mined. An open general ledger, if you will. Once you download a bitcoin wallet on to your phone or any other system, al [..]
Born in Argentina which was one of the richest countries in the 20th century, Juan Llanos has witnessed a dramatic downturn in the country’s financial fortunes as hyperinflation hit 12,000% in 1989 and the nation faced [..]
MexBT, the first trading platform in Mexico is expected to be open for business in a couple of weeks. The Spanish based platform opens in Mexico and plans to cover other Latin American countries soon, says Gabriel Miron, CEO o [..]