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     Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro recently announced the introduction of a new fiat currency, the Sovereign Bolívar (Bolivar Soberano,) which is the same as the old Bolívar Fuerte, but with five fewer zeros as a way to counter...
     As the world of cryptocurrency, fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies become more popular and penetrate new markets, a rise in the number of industry conferences has created a healthy competition for the attention of...
Uruguay begins financing blockchain projects through public and private investment. Companies like ThalesLab and ANII are evaluating different ideas to take advantage of blockchain technology. ThalesLab and the National Agency for Innovation and Research (ANII) of Uruguay announced that the public...
Argentina pushes for blockchain implementation in the public and private sectors. Three Argentine institutions from different sectors of the country are joining forces in order to develop a new blockchain-based platform for public and private usage. The project, "Blockchain Federal...
“Pier”, Brazil’s anti-corruption blockchain platform. “Pier” is the codename for the recently announced Brazil’s Central Bank (BCB) blockchain platform. The platform will be used to facilitate information exchanged between the country's financial regulators and the BCB. According to an official...
"Innovate or die!" This is how the CEO of BBVA, Carlos Torres, summarized the vision of the bank on the future of the economy and financial sector. The executive observes the potential in cryptocurrency, in contrast to the opinion of regulators, and...
     On May 30th, the Venezuelan government published the Official Gazette No. 41.408 which allows Bitmain Technologies and the CriptoSoft Corporation to import electronic equipment into Venezuela for cryptocurrency mining. Previously, the entry of mining equipment into the country had been...
The Venezuelan government recently banned the import of cryptocurrency mining equipment. Venezuela has been highlighted by crypto-specialized media in recent months, kicked off by the announcement of the Petro, as a new national, petroleum based, “cryptocurrency” and the increasing...
     In a recent statement, Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, stated that India does not have any plans to use the cryptocurrency created by the Venezuelan government called, "El Petro" for the oil trade between the two countries. In order to...
     The Colombia Blockchain Association was announced in the past week with the coalition of six public and private Colombian companies, Buda Colombia, Bitcoin Colombia, Cajero.co, IntiColombia, Panda Group and RSK. This new entity seeks to support the country’s...

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