Buy Bitcoin Privately: 4 Alternatives To LocalBitcoins

So, with LocalBitcoins due to bring in AML/KYC requirements and disabling the ability to buy bitcoin with cash, where do privacy-minded individuals turn? Let’s compare some of the options. HodlHodl HodlHodl was the first, non-custodial peer to peer (P2P) bitcoin trading platform when it launched back in February 2018. Instead it relies on a multi-sig […]

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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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Venezuela Bitcoin Trading Record Underscores Fiat Currency Hyperinflation

Venezuela transacted more hyperinflated bolivars for bitcoins than ever before last week — but actual Bitcoin (BTC) volumes still decreased.  Hyperinflation Bites Bitcoin Traders Data from monitoring resource Coin.Dance — which tracks trading volumes on P2P platforms Localbitcoins, Paxful, and Bisq — shows total volumes in Venezuela on Localbitcoins reached 35.9 billion sovereign bolivars (VES) […]

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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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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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Venezuela Bitcoin Trading Hits New Record As Maduro Confirms Petro Launch

Venezuela posted its largest-ever Bitcoin trading volumes last week, data compiled October 6 confirms, as the country announced several new economic shake-ups.  7 Days, $7 Million Statistics covering P2P trading platform Localbitcoins show that Venezuelans converted a total of 1073 BTC ($7.1 million) in the week ending Saturday — the most since records began in […]

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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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