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P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume

This past week has seen Latin American peer-to-peer markets continue to set records for trade volume. For the week ending Dec. 8, Argentina and Venezuela posted a new record for Localbitcoins trade when measured in fiat, while Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela also posted records for trade measured in BTC.

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Fiat Volume Records Posted by Argentina and Venezuela

Argentina posted a new record for fiat P2P trade volume on Localbitcoins this past week, with over 9.4 million pesos worth of BTC changing hands. The week also saw a significant uptick in the number of BTC traded, with the 65 BTC comprising the most bitcoins traded in a single week since March 2017.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume
ARS/BTC Localbitcoins trade measured in ARS

Venezuela set a new record in fiat volume for the third consecutive week, with 3.2 billion Venezuelan bolivars’ worth of trade. The week of Dec. 8 also saw the third consecutive record for trade when measuring in BTC for Venezuela, with 1,636 BTC changing hands.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume
VES/BTC Localbitcoins trade measured in VES

BTC Records for Colombia and Peru

660 BTC were exchanged for Colombian pesos via Localbitcoins this past week, the most in the market’s history. The same week also comprised the fifth strongest when measuring in fiat currency, with 7.1 billion Colombian pesos’ worth of trade taking place.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume
COP/BTC Localbitcoins trade measured in BTC

Peru also posted a new record for the number of BTC traded on Localbitcoins in a single week, with 213 BTC exchanged. This comprised the eighth strongest on record when measuring in fiat, with roughly 2.68 million Peruvian sol of trade.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume
PEN/BTC Localbitcoins trade measured in BTC

Chile and Mexico Post Strong Volume

The week of Dec. 8 was the sixth strongest on record for Chilean P2P trade, with 196.4 million Chilean pesos’ worth of BTC changing hands. The week also comprised the fourth strongest on record when measuring in cryptocurrency, with 69 BTC traded.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume
CLP/BTC Localbitcoins trade measured in BTC

Mexico also saw a strong week for P2P trade, posting the 10th strongest week on record for trade between BTC and Mexican pesos. The week also comprised the strongest since May 2017 when measuring in BTC, with 99 BTC worth of trade occurring.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume
MXN/BTC Localbitcoins trade measured in MXN

Do you think recent Latin American volume records will continue to be broken in the coming weeks? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Samuel Haig

Samuel Haig is a journalist who has been completely obsessed with bitcoin and cryptocurrency since 2012. Samuel lives in Tasmania, Australia, where he attended the University of Tasmania and majored in Political Science, and Journalism, Media & Communications. Samuel has written about the dialectics of decentralization, and is also a musician and kangaroo riding enthusiast.