Argentina has seen such strong growth in bitcoin transactions, owing mostly to the high inflation and capital controls imposed by the government that led people to pursue alternative methods of moving funds around. With that, Buenos Aires has been chosen to host the first-ever Latin America bitcoin conference.
The forum was co-sponsored by Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin Latin America and was held in the Buenos Aires government’s brand new auditorium last July 31. The event also included live streaming from other conferences held simultaneously at the Virtual Currencies in the Financial and Regulatory Environment Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Argentina’s Bitcoin Conference
The goal of the bitcoin conference was to review regulatory practices in the cryptocurrency. It was opened by a lecture from Gonzalo Blousson, founder of blockchain-based contract-service provider BitCourt, on the origins and primary features of bitcoin.
After that, one of the founders of Bitcoin Argentina made a presentation on the relationship between bitcoin and blockchain technology. Rodolfo Andragnes suggested that bitcoin and blockchain could be disruptive technologies that might spur a paradigm shift in currency use.
As for the Buenos Aires city government, Cecilia Lucca, coordinator