Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Bribed and Thrown in Jail by Secret Police

Over the past few months, officials in Venezuela have been cracking down on underground Bitcoin mining operations within the country. According to various reports,...

Bitwala Connects Bitcoin to M-Pesa in Sub-Saharan Africa

The bitcoin-based payment platform Bitwala announced this week it's now offering bitcoin-to-M-Pesa transactions at zero cost. Also Read: Bitcoin Goes into Hiding in Crisis-Stricken Venezuela Bitwala...

Reserve Bank of India Predicting the Future of Bitcoin

The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), R. Gandhi, gave a keynote address last week at a fintech conference stating that...

Bitcoin Goes into Hiding in Crisis-Stricken Venezuela

Protests have been ongoing in Venezuela as the country's economic crisis has only grown far worse over the past three years. In the meanwhile,...

Central Bank of Nigeria Says ‘We Can’t Stop Bitcoin’

At a breakfast meeting early this week, organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria (CIBN), key players in the country’s fintech space...

Bitspark Enters $20 Billion Pakistani Remittance Market

Money transfer platform Bitspark announced on Wednesday that they have expanded their service to Pakistan, a $20.3 billion remittance market. Bitcoin.com caught up with...

The Joinmarket Community Wants to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility

Many people within the cryptocurrency environment are on a quest for fungible digital currency transactions. Some have opted to use altcoins while others patiently...

Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?

Greece continues to suffer from economic turmoil as European lenders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) struggle to impose austerity measures across the country....

Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Many people believe global remittance will be Bitcoin’s killer application. This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Luis Buenaventura, remittance expert and Chief Technology Officer at...

A Closer Look at How and Why Bitcoin is Traded P2P...

Localbitcoins saw a roughly 85 percent increase in global volume over the course of 2016, and the growth seen by this bitcoin trading platform...

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