Latin America

Binance Suspends Futures in Brazil Citing Regulatory Requirements

The product was removed in response to an order from the Brazilian Securities Commission.

News  ·  20 August 2021

Bitcoin Use Will Be ‘Totally Optional’ in El Salvador, Finance Minister Says

According to Alejandro Zelaya, businesses will not be penalized if they do not accept bitcoin.

News  ·  18 August 2021

Leading Latin American Venture Firm Kaszek Makes First DeFi Investment

The fund led a $3 million investment in Exactly, a startup building a decentralized credit protocol.

News  ·  12 August 2021
Latin America

Senador de Uruguay propone proyecto de ley para regular el uso de criptomonedas

El texto, presentado por el senador oficialista Juan Sartori, incluye un marco regulatorio para los exchanges de criptomonedas y los mineros.

News  ·  6 August 2021
Latin America

Uruguayan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Allow Crypto to be Used for Payments

The project, presented by ruling party senator Juan Sartori, includes a regulatory framework for crypto exchanges and miners.

News  ·  4 August 2021
Latin America

Argentinian Crypto Exchange Buenbit Raises $11M to Expand in Latin America

Buenbit plans to expand in Peru, Colombia and either Brazil or Mexico.

News  ·  12 July 2021
Latin America

Argentine Lawmaker Proposes Bill for Businesses to Pay Employees in Crypto

Independent deputy Jose Luis Ramon said his bill would promote greater autonomy and self-governance for Argentina's citizens.

News  ·  7 July 2021

Mexico’s Finance Minister Confirms Cryptos Are Banned From Financial System

The statement comes after Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego said his bank would accept bitcoin.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 June 2021

Stablecoins Like USDC See Growing Demand in Latin America: Bitso CEO

Latin Americans are increasingly turning to stablecoins as a store of value.

Business  ·  11 May 2021

Consensus 2021: Crypto Is Booming in Brazil, but Regulations Lag Behind

Brazil's largest crypto exchange, Mercado Bitcoin, has already traded $5 billion in the first quarter of 2021 alone compared to $1.2 billion in all of 2020.

Markets  ·  7 May 2021
Latin America

E-Commerce Giant MercadoLibre Discloses $7.8M Bitcoin Buy

The Latin American retailer said the purchase was in the last quarter.

Business  ·  5 May 2021

$2.2B Bitso Becomes First Crypto Unicorn in Latin America

The Mexico-based company said it is now valued at $2.2 billion, making it the first cryptocurrency company in the region to exceed a value of $1 billion.

News  ·  5 May 2021
Latin America

Citi Completes Cross-Border Payments Pilot Using EOSIO-Based LACChain

Citi teamed with the Inter-American Development Bank to send cross-border payments between the U.S. and Latin America.

Business  ·  8 April 2021
Enterprise Blockchain

EOS Builder Joins Enterprise Blockchain Alliance in Latin America

The LACChain EOSIO network is due to be released for enterprise use within the next few weeks.

Business  ·  25 February 2021

Bitso Buys Gibraltar-Based Crypto Derivatives Platform Quedex

Mexico City-based Bitso plans to incorporate Quedex’s high-performance trading engine across the exchange.

Business  ·  11 February 2021