Ongoing Economic Crises in Venezuela and Beyond Show That the Idea of Bitcoin as a Store of Value Is Increasingly Catching On

From Venezuela to India, crypto is being increasingly used in times of economic crisis. Just when it seemed like the economic and political situation in Venezuela couldn’t get much worse, it has. Back in December, the Venezuelan bolívar witnessed its peak annual inflation rate for 2018, with this rate coming in at a dizzying 80,000 […]

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Hodler’s Digest, February 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Fundstrat Global Advisors thinks that crypto prices can see higher price points, and JPMorgan plans to launch its own coin. Top Stories This Week Fundstrat Global Advisors Expects 2019 to Bring More Institutional Investors to Crypto According to a report on the 2019 crypto outlook released by New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors, incremental […]

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Bitcoin Trading Reaches All Time High in Venezuela Amidst Ongoing Economic Collapse

Bitcoin weekly trading volumes in Venezuela reached a new all-time high, rising to almost $7 million per week on p2p platform LocalBitcoins. Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes in Venezuela have reached a new all-time high amidst massive hyperinflation and an ongoing presidential crisis, tech news outlet TrustNodes reports Feb. 6. Bitcoin weekly trading volumes reached above […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Iran could soon release its state-backed coin, and Gemini announces it will complete further security compliance reviews. Top Stories This Week SWIFT Reveals Plans to Launch Proof-of-Concept With Blockchain Consortium R3 Major global banking payments network SWIFT announced plans this week to develop a Proof-of-Concept of a gateway that will let blockchain consortium R3 link […]

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Local Media: Iran Reportedly in Talks With 8 Countries to Use Crypto Transactions

Iran is reportedly in negotiations with eight countries to use cryptocurrencies for international transactions. Iran is reportedly negotiating with eight countries to carry out financial transactions in cryptocurrency, local daily newspaper Tehran Times reports on Monday, Jan. 28. According to the article, Iran has already entered negotiations with Switzerland, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom, […]

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