Greece: now Greeks are rushing to buy bitcoins

(ANSAmed) – ATHENS, JUNE 30 – Ten times as many Greeks are
registering to trade bitcoins on the German marketplace than usual, as CNN reports quoting CEO Oliver
Flaskaemper as saying. Bitcoin trades from Greece have shot up
79% from their ten-week average on Bitstamp, the world’s
third-largest exchange, as reported by Neos Kosmos website.
Even trading platforms in China are getting interest.

LakeBTC, headquartered in Shanghai, is seeing a 40% increase in
visitors using computers in Greece. Over the weekend, the Polish
exchange Bitcurex got flooded with emails from Greeks. Among
their questions: “Is Bitcoin a legal currency in EU?”; “Can I
use Bitcurex as a bank account?”; “Do you have a Bitcoin ATM
network in Greece?” (ANSAmed).

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