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Venezuela’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Halts Operations

A series of raids and detentions ignited fear and anxiety in the Venezuelan bitcoin community. Yesterday, Surbitcoin – the country’s largest exchange – was forced to halt operations after Banesco, the exchange’s main bank partner, decided to close the company’s accounts. Turmoil brewed inside the local bitcoin community. Several police agencies in Venezuela made a series of raids across the country, the result: 10 citizens detained, and thousands of bitcoin mining …
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