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$31 Million: MicroLending Startup Ripio Concludes Ethereum ICO Presale

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Latin American micro-lending startup Ripio Credit Network concluded its initial coin offering (ICO) presale, raising $31 million from accredited investors. Following the public Ripio ICO, the startup hopes to have raised a total of about $40 million. Ripio (formerly BitPagos) has been operating within the crypto space since 2013 and established a blockchain-based lending service to help unbanked...

Bitcoin Crypto Teller Network Adds Dash in Latin America


Panamanian crypto-teller machine TigoCTM has added Dash to its roster of cryptocurrencies for sale and purchase over its network in Latin America. With a new partnership, Dash will see its partner TigoCTM, a crypto teller machine company, add the cryptocurrency to its network of ATMs that already provides bitcoin and other digital currencies to adopters and new users in Panama and Latin America...

If You're Going To Hack An Election, Use Bitcoin

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For decades, Latin American elections have been rigged. In the 21st century, technology has abetted the practice, resulting in the region’s dirtiest elections over the past half-decade. And, when hacking an election, Bloomberg reports, using Bitcoin is crucial. As Enrique Peña Nieto, a lawyer and a millionaire from a family of mayors and governors in Mexico celebrated the 2012 return to power of...

Latin American Bitcoin Conference To Feature 40 Speakers Dec. 4-5 In Mexico City


A lineup of 40 expert speakers will highlight the third annual Latin American Bitcoin Conference (LaBitCOnf2015) Dec. 4 and 5 at EBC Campus Dinamarca in Mexico City. The conference is expected to host 250 attendees from 15 countries. The conference goal is to jumpstart bitcoin innovation in Latin America and encourage entrepreneurs to create applications for bitcoin and block chain technology...

Taringa!: Social Network with 75 Million Visitors to pay in Bitcoin


Maybe you haven't heard of Taringa! but that's about to change. Think of Taringa! as a combination of Facebook and Reddit for Latin America. Based in Argentina, Taringa! claims a unique user base of 75 million, second only to Facebook itself in the region among social networks. And they have caught the bitcoin bug, with the help of Xapo, the California-based Bitcoin wallet and service provider...

Mexican Bitcoin Exchange meXBT Launches Trading Platform


Bitcoin exchange meXBT has launched a professional trading platform for cryptocurrencies in America. The company which is based in Mexico is led by a team of pioneers who are powering the transformation of the digital currencies in Latin America. Announcing the launch of the trading platform which will be based in Mexico City and operating in Latin America, meXBT said that the exchange will be...