The Argentinian government has taken the first steps in the launch of its own central bank digital currency (CBDC). A new decree identified the number 207/2022 gives new faculties to the Argentinian mint to involve in the investigation, development, and issuance of digital currencies. This puts Argentina on the trail of countries like Brazil and […]

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The National Securities Commission (CNV), which is the Argentinian securities watchdog, recently launched an innovation hub with the goal of advancing conversations about cryptocurrency and fintech investments. This organization will serve as a link between private entities and the institution, to advance new fintech and crypto-regulated instruments to the market. Argentinian Securities Regulator Assigns Fintech […]

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Interpol has managed to apprehend Leonardo Cositorto, the former CEO of Generation Zoe, one of the biggest alleged financial and crypto scam platforms in Argentina. Cositorto was reportedly arrested this week in the Dominican Republic, where he was in charge of a similar platform called Sunrise Coach. He will now be extradited to Argentina. Leonardo […]

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A new law project presented in the Argentinian Senate is seeking to start a fund to pay for part of the debt the country has with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The project, which is being pushed by members of the ruling party, would establish that Argentinian citizens have to pay taxes for certain assets […]

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Santander is developing the possibility of offering loans backed by tokens that are collateralized in agricultural products. The bank has partnered with Agrotoken, a company that launched a series of agricultural commodity tokens already being used in agriculture-related markets to make transactions. A pilot test has been conducted to validate the system used to produce […]

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A recent report states that freelancing is experiencing a boom in Argentina, and also comments on how Argentinians are among workers in the region that most actively use cryptocurrencies to receive part of their paycheck. The report further states that workers accepting their paychecks in crypto favor traditional cryptocurrencies such as ether and bitcoin, which […]

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The Argentinian Tax Authority (AFIP) will now be able to confiscate the assets that taxpayers have in digital wallets if they have debts with the organization. The recommendation for attorneys of this institution to include these digital accounts was made last year, but the execution of debt collection was suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic period. […]

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