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Major Latin American Development Bank Pilots Blockchain for Land Registry

News The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is implementing three different blockchain pilot projects to test if blockchain technology is able to solve some of the problems of land titling and registries. On Oct. 28, blockchain startup ChromaWay reported that it is collaborating with IADB on a..

Ripple, Coinbase Invest in Mexico’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Bitso

News Ripple, the firm behind the third biggest cryptocurrency XRP, has led an investment round in Bitso, one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the Spanish-speaking world. The first Mexican crypto exchangeAn early partner of Bitso, Ripple has led the new investment round to support the first crypt..

ESET Flags New Latin American Banking Trojan That Targets Crypto

News Major Slovakia-based antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptocurrencies and is especially widespread in Latin America. Primary targetsKnown as “Casbaneiro” or “Metamorfo,” the newly found malware family targets banks and cryptocurrency services lo..

Spanish Facebook Rival Taringa Is Sold to Smart Contract Dev RSK

News A subsidiary of Argentinian smart contract platform RSK has purchased Latin America’s social media giant Taringa, gaining exposure to 30 million users. RSK-powered rewards for content on TaringaIOVlabs, a startup dedicated to the development of the RSK smart contract network, is already build..

After Multiple False Starts, Venezuela May Have Its First Bitcoin ATM

News According to data by Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its very first Bitcoin ATM. Multiple attempts to install Bitcoin ATMVenezuela’s first crypto ATM was installed on Sept. 10, in the city of San Antonio del Táchira, according to data by Coin ATM Radar, a website that facilitates..

Crypto News From Brazil and Portugal: Aug. 24-31 in Review

Local News This week saw major expansion of crypto payments in Brazil, new standards freeing Bitcoin from Portuguese taxes, and the allegedly fraudulent Grupo Bitcoin Banco’s refusal to pay clients their deposited funds. Brazil's central bank adopts IMF guidelinesBrazil’s central bank announ..

Santander Expanding Ripple-Powered Payments After Volume Triples

News Spanish banking giant Santander plans to expand Ripple-powered global payment solution to Latin America, a Santander spokesperson told Cointelegraph on Aug. 19. Citing rising transaction volume, Santander wants to expand Ripple’s xCurrent technology to a number of Latin American countries aft..

Bitex Partners With Bantotal For More Cross-Border Payments in Latin America

News Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Bitex has partnered with Uruguay-based financial software company Bantotal in order to expand it cross-border payments system on the Bitcoin blockchain to Latin America. CoinDesk announced the companies’ new partnership in a report on Aug. 13. According to the report, t..

PR: Uruguayan President Meets With the Founder of SCRY

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Uruguay, nicknamed South America’s Switzerland, has alwa..

Chile-Based Remittance and Payment Firm CurrencyBird Joins RippleNet

News Chile-based peer-to-peer remittance company CurrencyBird has joined RippleNet, Ripple’s global blockchain-based network of payment providers, according to an announcement published on July 25. CurrencyBird has thus ostensibly become the first Chilean payments company to join RippleNet, a netw..

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