Join Us Tomorrow for Our First On-Tap Reader Meetup in Buenos Aires

Join Us Tomorrow for Our First On-Tap Reader Meetup in Buenos Aires

CoinDesk will be visiting Buenos Aires tomorrow and we’d love to meet some of our readers for an informal gathering on Friday, August 16 at 6pm. We will meet at AvantGarten, Av. Del Libertador 3883.We’re happy to pick up a few beers and a little food for the group but it sadly won’t be an open bar. Please RSVP here or fill out the form below.
Join CoinDesk at Our First Reader Meet-up in Argentina

Join CoinDesk at Our First Reader Meet-up in Argentina

CoinDesk will be visiting Buenos Aires this week and we’d love to meet some of our readers for an informal gathering on Friday, August 16 at 6pm. We’re tentatively holding the event at Bierlife San Telmo at Humberto Primo 670. Because this isn’t sponsored – we simply want to meet you guys – we’re happy to pick up a few beers and a little food for the group but it won’t be an open bar. We are also open to suggestions for venue although this one seems to be central and big.
Tim Draper Is Bullish On Argentina’s Blockchain Tech Potential

Tim Draper Is Bullish On Argentina’s Blockchain Tech Potential

In a talk at the Bitcoin2019 conference, Draper revealed his perspective on the implications of his bet with Argentina’s current president which he made this year as reported by national media. He made the bet during a visit to Argentina, where he met with the Argentinian leader and talked about the benefits of cryptocurrency, encouraging him to legalize Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Is Being Pushed in Argentina

Source: Shutterstock At press time, the father of cryptocurrency is trading for just under $3,900.
OKCoin Adds the Argentine Peso as It Eyes Expansion Into Latin America

OKCoin Adds the Argentine Peso as It Eyes Expansion Into Latin America

Despite a prolonged cryptocurrency bear market and regulatory uncertainties, OKCoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is expanding to Latin America launching a new exchange platform headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Already active in 110 countries and 21 U.S. states, OKCoin USA CEO Tim Byun told Bitcoin Magazine that he is not worried about market volatility as they launch on a new continent: “Overall, we are very bullish on the cryptocurrencies markets throughout the world and in Latin America in particular.
Argentinian Futures Exchange Eyes Bitcoin Offering

Argentinian Futures Exchange Eyes Bitcoin Offering

Argentina's largest futures market has aired plans to offer bitcoin services to investors. According to a Bloomberg report today, the Latin American country's Mercado de Termino de Rosario (Rofex) is focusing on how it might offer cryptocurrency futures as part of its suite of offerings.
Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale

Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale

Bitcoin startup Ripio has raised $31 million in an advanced sale for a forthcoming blockchain network. Formerly known as BitPagos, the Argentinian startup is raising the funds to build what it calls the Ripio Credit Network, which will utilize as an ethereum token as a medium of exchange between lenders and borrowers. Ripio is now planning to launch the next phase of its sale on October 24, and the concept has drawn a notable cast of backers. Investors in the pre-sale included FBG Capital, early ethereum advisor Steve Nerayoff (as well as his venture firm Maple Ventures) and Blacktower Capital, among others.