Venezuela broken volume bitcoin’s sales records and its price growed up

Venezuela’s volume amounted $130 billion while USA’s was $ 11 million and China’s was $ 72 million
01 December 2017   528

The rapid growth of bitcoin over the past week has caused a lot of speculation about the reasons that caused it. One option is the massive demand for bitcoin in Venezuela. Its volume amounted to $130 billion. In comparison with this volume, the other two highest results are frankly small: $ 6 billion in Iran and $ 4.2 billion in Colombia.

There are other hypotheses. For example, there is a version that large investors decided to invest some of their funds in cryptocurrencies as an experiment. After all, the growth of bitcoin began not yesterday, but at the end of the year many investors assess the profitability of their investments. If large financial players invest in bitcoins, this increases confidence and demand for it.

Another reason may be a general increase in the activity of buying or exchanging bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies. Here again the principle works: the greater the demand, the higher the supply. According to this version, the whole thing is in the hype around bitcoin.

There is another version that is relevant, rather, for the US market: some analysts say that the interest and demand for bitcoins and the cryptocurrency market led to Thanksgiving and a holiday weekend, as families gathered and discussed the most important developments and technologies, including bitcoin.

Poland’s Central Bank Sponsored Anti-Crypto Campaign

The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to sponsoring a smear campaign against cryptocurrencies on social networks
21 February 2018   38

According to a Polish news portal, the anti-crypto campaign was orchestrated by Youtube blogger from Poland, Gamellon. For this campaign, the Central Bank of Poland had spent 91,000 Zloty (about $27,000).

At the time of writing this article, this video has over 500,000 views and has not been marked as a paid promotion.

Gamellon used the hashtag #uważajnakryptowaluty, which stands for a website set up by the Polish government to warn users about cryptocurrencies. According to this site, there are several reasons on why users should be wary of cryptocurrencies.

Another blogger Planeta Faktów published a sponsored video on their channel titled ’10 Differences between money and cryptocurrency that you need to know’. It also has the same hashtag, #uważajnakryptowaluty. But unlike Gamellon ’s video, this one has an ‘Includes Paid Promotion’ tag at the start of the video.

There is no law against cryptocurrencies in Poland. But it is illegal to create sponsored content without explicitly mentioning it.