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Binance Taps Mastercard to Introduce Crypto Prepaid Card in Brazil (Report)

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance – joined forces with the multinational financial services giant – Mastercard – to launch a prepaid card in Brazil.  The partners previously rolled out such a feature in Argentina. As reported by Reuters today (January 30), the Binance card is still in beta testing and should be available to users in the following weeks.  It comes as a result of the exchange’s goal to “broaden the connection between traditional finance and...

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Uala in Argentina Says “Yes” to Crypto Trading

Fintech firm Uala – based in the nation of Argentina – is venturing into crypto territory and has stated it will allow customers to trade digital assets like BTC and ETH through its app. Uala in Argentina Is Giving Way to Crypto Trades Valued at roughly $2.5 billion following its last funding round, Uala is becoming one of the largest financial technology companies in South America. Customers that utilize the app will be able to trade pesos for mainstream assets like...

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Argentinian UFC Fighter Cannetti to Receive Salary in USDC

Guido Cannetti – an Argentinian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC – partnered with the crypto-focused payment company Bitwage to become its ambassador. In addition, he will start receiving all his earnings in the stablecoin USDC instead of fiat currency. ‘USDC is Safer’ In a recent announcement, Bitwage said it is “thrilled” to collaborate with Cannetti. Using the platform, the athlete, known as “El Ninja,” will get 100% of his salary in USDC via the Stellar...

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Mendoza, Argentina Will Permit Crypto Tax Payments

Mendoza – a province in the western region of Argentina and the fifth most populous area in the country – says it’s allowing residents to use cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to pay for taxes and other city-based bills. Argentina Continues Its Crypto Acceptance Run The move is pushing the goals of bitcoin and its digital counterparts closer to being achieved. What many people likely forget is that while bitcoin and many of its crypto cousins have taken on either speculative...

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Why BTC Use Is Growing in Argentina

Argentina is a country that has witnessed the death of its national currency, the peso. The asset has been devalued so much that many people in the country – despite the falling prices – continue to resort to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to survive and obtain the services they need. Argentina Is Growing to Love Bitcoin Romina Sejas is one such person who uses crypto on a regular basis. A native of Argentina, Sejas got her crypto start while working a job preparing...

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Argentinean Province Allows Residents to Pay Taxes in USDT (Report)

The authorities of the Mendoza province reportedly enabled citizens to pay government fees and taxes in cryptocurrencies. The region’s tax administration described the move as “the strategic objective of modernization and innovation,” which could give “taxpayers different means to comply with their tax obligations.” Contrary to Mendoza’s pro-crypto stance, Argentina’s central bank is not so much in favor of the industry. Earlier this year, it banned domestic financial...

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Argentina’s Central Bank to Ban Local Institutions From Providing Crypto Services

The Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) prohibited domestic financial institutions from facilitating crypto opportunities. The announcement comes a few days after two of the largest local banks – Banco Galicia and Brubank – revealed they will allow clients to purchase digital assets via their official websites. Argentina’s Central Bank Blocks the Crypto Offerings Earlier this week, the largest private bank in Argentina in terms of market value – Banco Galicia – and...

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Argentina and Bitcoin: A Perfect Match?

Argentina has long been marred by a battered economy and corrupt politicians. Many remember a time in the early 90s when these politicians froze everybody’s bank accounts overnight, and many people saw the quick evaporation of their savings. Argentina Works to Obtain BTC Jeronimo Ferrer doesn’t want anything like that happening again – not to him or any member of his family or community. As a result, he’s been running a walking tour he calls “Our Local Crazy Economy and...

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Two Argentinian Banks to Reportedly Launch Crypto Trading Services

Two banks in Argentina will be allowing their clients to purchase cryptocurrencies via their official websites. The pair are Banco Galicia – the nation’s largest private bank in terms of market value, and Brubank – a fully digital bank. The two entities have partnered with the crypto wallet Lirium for the new service, which will reportedly be available to clients on Monday. For Banco Galicia, the feature will first be available to customers whose salaries are directly...

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Mercado Libre Made a Strategic Investment in Paxos and Mercado Bitcoin

The largest e-commerce firm in Latin America – Mercado Libre – acquired shares in the 2TM Group (a parent company of the cryptocurrency platform Mercado Bitcoin). Separately, it made a “strategic investment” in another digital asset-oriented organization Paxos. Jumping into Crypto Once Again The leading Argentinean e-commerce platform Mercado Libre, which has displayed a pro-crypto stance during the last several months, continues to support the industry. The company recently...

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