Argentina

  • South America Can Now Crowdfund With Bitcoins

    South America Can Now Crowdfund With Bitcoins

    While the rest of us are messing around with our PayPals and Amazon Payments, some folks in Argentina have created the first crowd funding platform in America to take Bitcoin. The platform, called Idea.me focuses primarily on artistic, musical, and retail projects although, as evidenced by the project photos, many campaigns have a philanthropic bent. The platform was "born in Argentina" wrote… Read More

  • Bitcoin Transactions Rise As Economic Unrest Hits Argentina

    Bitcoin Transactions Rise As Economic Unrest Hits Argentina

    Bitcoin has created an interesting solution for problematic economies. Because it allows seamless extraction of wealth out of a bank account and into the cloud, Argentinians have been ramping up usage of the cryptocurrency in an effort to stem the effects of their worsening economy and their choice to go BTC is actually moving the market slightly. Even as BTC penetration in other countries remains… Read More

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    TechCrunch Disrupt Hearts Argentinian, Brazilian & Israeli Startups – Pavilions FTW!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hearts Argentinian, Brazilian & Israeli Startups – Pavilions FTW!

    Our hair-brained idea to pilot a Brazilian Pavilion at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt has taken a life of its own! We expected 10 startups to show interest. Boy did we underestimate... There are now — wait for it — 76 Brazilian startups that have signed-up to take part in the Pavilion! This is on top of the 23 Israeli startups that have lined-up for their own Pavilion. But the… Read More

  • The Good and the Bad of the IPO Market

    The Good and the Bad of the IPO Market

    The third quarter IPO market is like looking at a Rorshach test: You can find data to support that liquidity is getting better or data to support that it's getting worse. Here's the reality check: There is an increase in deals-- a big increase if you look at the first nine months of the year and compare it to the first nine months of 2009. And the pipeline is building: 67 new companies entered… Read More

  • MercadoLibre and Why South America Shouldn’t Settle for Quick and Easy

    MercadoLibre and Why South America Shouldn’t Settle for Quick and Easy

    Back before Brazil was the darling economy of Latin America, all eyes were on Argentina—or at least the dot com “eyeballs” were. In the late 1990s, when VCs, private equity houses and wealthy individuals where throwing Internet money around the globe, Argentina got more than its fair share. The relatively small country was home to the fifth-largest number of registered Internet domain names… Read More

  • Air and noise monitors to be placed throughout Buenos Aires

    Air and noise monitors to be placed throughout Buenos Aires

    Smart. These poles have gear mounted on them to detect pollutants and humidity, and they detect noise as well. They’ll be scattered throughout Buenos Aires as part of an ongoing push towards being eco-friendly down there in Argentina. There are only 42 sensor-poles at the moment so the data won’t be too rich, but it’s enough to get some rough gradients and identify problem areas. Read More