How Venezuela Came to Be One of the Biggest Markets for Crypto in the World

in venezuela •  3 months ago

  • Cointelegraph carries two articles discussing, in some detail, the adoption of cryptocurrencies in nations that are experiencing currency crises.

  • In the first article, Cointelegraph writer Simon Chandler recaps data on crypto adoption in crisis-hit Venezuela. He notes that Venezuela’s hyperinflation and capital controls have encouraged the take-up of crypto among Venezuela’s middle classes.

  • However, he also notes that Bitcoin’s slow transaction times and high fees have encouraged crypto adopters to seek out alternative coins like Dash. Chandler writes that Dash is “possibly the most popular cryptocurrency” in Venezuela, although he admits that there is no objective and publicly available reading of how Dash volumes compare to Bitcoin volumes.

  • In his second piece, Chandler reviews how crypto adoption has been a response to currency crises in Iran, Turkey, and Zimbabwe, in addition to Venezuela.

  • Yet Chandler concludes that while crypto would appear to have “huge potential as alternative methods of payment and stores of value during financial crises …as long as reserve currencies remain stable, and …as long as people …have access to such reserves, no cryptocurrency is likely to gain widespread adoption or use in the that country, at least not as a result of inflation”.

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What is expected to come under the cryptocurrencie in the future.
Will this currency operate in such a time as fast as possible?

I think it's time to other country entering crypto too.


I also wish it but if we could avoid Venezuela's economic issues, this would be better :D


Yes however I don't think people will move currencies until their original currency starts to devalue. There is no incentive.

DASH rocks, really interesting cryptocurrency, I highly recommend their discord!

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