Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 6–12 in Review

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Cointelegraph en Español presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from the Spanish-speaking world.

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala.

Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español.

Spain: The Royal Mint chooses PwC to develop blockchain projects

Cointelegraph en Español reported on Oct. 10 that the Spanish National Mint and Doorbell factory, Real Casa de la Moneda had chosen PwC to develop various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and digital identity technologies. The agency hopes these initiatives will enable access to a set of services that allow customers to choose the information and who to share it with, with absolute certainty for all parties that the information is true. Antonio Requena at PwC said:

“This 2019 is still a year of experimentation and intersectoral collaboration in the Spanish market, mainly in banking, insurance, energy and public administrations. However, despite the fact that our market is less mature than other international markets, during the next two to five years, the main Spanish organizations will already have important blockchain-based initiatives, fundamentally related to the transformation of business processes.”

Central bank representatives from around the world meet in Argentina

The Bank for International Settlements invited representatives of more than 20 central banks from all parts of the world to the headquarters of Argentina’s central bank to discuss topics that included regulations for FinTech, stablecoins, currency exchanges and the issuance of a digital currency backed by the central bank.

Bitpoint lands in the Guatemalan market

Bitpoint, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan, is now available to those living in Guatemala, according to an article by Cointelegraph en Español. The crypto exchange already operates in countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong and South Korea, but recently started offering its services in Latin America. In September 2019, Bitpoint executives reportedly visited Guatemala to meet with the most important banks in the country, with the objective that the banks start using cryptocurrencies and crypto assets.

Master students in applied blockchain receive two certifications

On Oct. 7, Cointelegraph en Español reported that Spanish students of the Master in Applied Blockchain at the Miguel de Cervantes de Valladolid European University now receive two certifications for the same course. Upon successful completion, students receive a certification from the university and also a certification from RSK, a blockchain-based smart contract platform. 

AtomixDEX decentralized crypto exchange network is available for testing

Charles Gonzales, CEO of Chainzilla, said that the AtomixDEX decentralized cryptocurrency exchange network is now available for download and testing. Gonzales added:

“AtomicDEX is a network that allows users to exchange cryptocurrencies in a decentralized manner. It is the first of its kind since the entire network is distributed. This includes matching and executing orders.”

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