Enegix Global Builds Natural Gas-Powered 80 MW Crypto Mining Center in Brazil

Cryptocurrency mining company, Enegix Global, has announced the construction of a new 80 MW data center in Brazil, marking a significant expansion of its operations. The two-phase project, set to launch its initial 20 MW phase in September 2024, will operate on natural gas with an uptime of 96%. This strategic move comes amid shifting […]

Mexican Startup Kavak Issues Tokenized Debt to Invest in Brazil’s Used Car Business

Kavak, one of the largest Latam-based startups in the used car business, has issued tokenized debt to invest in the Brazilian car market. According to local sources, the company has already tokenized almost $1 million in commercial notes using Liqi, a tokenization platform, and aims to issue over $5 million. Kavak Bets on Tokenized Debt […]

Banking Giant Santander to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading Services in Brazil

Santander, the multinational banking giant, has recently announced that it will start offering cryptocurrency trading services in Brazil. The bank will roll out this functionality to selected customers of Toro, its investment unit, this week and will gradually extend it to more users in the future. With this move, Santander joins Nubank and Itau Unibanco, […]

Latam Insights: Paraguay Unveils Bitcoin Mining Centric Development Strategy, Itau Unibanco Rolls Crypto Trading for All Customers

Welcome to Latam Insights, a compendium of Latin America’s most relevant crypto and economic news during the last week. In this issue: Paraguay unveiled a bitcoin mining-centric strategy, Itau Unibanco rolled out crypto trading services for all its customers, and Worldcoin decided to establish a hub in Argentina. Paraguayan Minister Unveils Future Economic Strategy Centered […]

Largest Bank in Brazil Itau Unibanco Opens Cryptocurrency Trading to All Users

Itau Unibanco, the largest bank in Brazil and all of Latam, has reported the availability of cryptocurrency trading services for all its users. Through Ion, the bank’s in-house investment platform, customers can purchase bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), a feature previously available to selected users. Brazilian Banking Giant Itau Unibanco Opens Cryptocurrency Trading Services for […]

Largest Bank in Brazil Itau Unibanco Opens Cryptocurrency Trading to All Users

Itau Unibanco, the largest bank in Brazil and all of Latam, has reported the availability of cryptocurrency trading services for all its users. Through Ion, the bank’s in-house investment platform, customers can purchase bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), a feature previously available to selected users. Brazilian Banking Giant Itau Unibanco Opens Cryptocurrency Trading Services for […]

Central Bank of Brazil Aims to Finalize Crypto Regulations This Year

The Central Bank of Brazil outlined its crypto regulation calendar, defining a three-phase process for finalizing these tasks in 2024. The bank aims to consult market actors regarding VASPs, establish plans to regulate stablecoins and finalize the rules to welcome VASPs into the country later this year. Central Bank of Brazil to Finalize VASPs and […]

Ripple Unveils Brazil Fund for Supporting Local XRP Ledger Projects

Ripple, the cryptocurrency services and payments company, has recently unveiled a local fund to support Brazil-based projects using XRP Ledger, the XRP asset blockchain. Julia Heitner, Program Manager of the XRPL Grants program, stated that Brazil was the first country where this strategy would be implemented, given the nation’s openness to blockchain initiatives. Ripple Launches […]