Greece: now Greeks are rushing to buy bitcoins

The e-money exchanges report a 10-fold surge of business

30 June, 18:46

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, JUNE 30 - Ten times as many Greeks are registering to trade bitcoins on the German marketplace Bitcoin.de 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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