During the month of March, a total of 189 bitcoins were traded in Peru.
According to data from the startup LocalBitcoins, bitcoin exchange figures in Peru for the month of April show an increase close to 50% compared to March, informed Cripto Noticias.
“In addition, the bitcoin exchange service for local currency also reflected that Chile, where the main exchange houses are facing problems with some banking entities, also grew in this section”, they wrote.
During the month of March, a total of 189 bitcoins were traded in Peru, for a total of 5,814,338 Soles, equivalent to $1,787,619 US dollars. “The average weekly exchange rate for this month was 1,162,867 Soles, with the second week of the month presenting the highest figure, with 1,291,420 Soles”, Cripto Noticias said yesterday.
This trade represents an increase of 26.79% in Peru. For its part, Chile presented some troubles related to bitcoin, given that some banks closed the accounts of the cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, which generated mistrust in the bitcoiners and a drop in the exchange figures.
In Venezuela’s case, there was an important bitcoin exchange. In April the country traded a total of 2,326 bitcoins, which represent more than $18 million US dollars. “The South American nation is currently going through an economic crisis and Venezuelans find in bitcoin an important vehicle to safeguard their finances”, the website explained.