Report Finds Argentineans Are Becoming Increasingly Interested in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stablecoins

Over a million Argentineans have been buying in the last few months, and a pattern has been spotted among them in terms of preferences. A local outlet unveiled that most of them are decanted to acquire bitcoin and stablecoins.
Argentineans Like to Invest in DAI, USDC, and USDT
According to Ámbito, citing data from South digital assets crypto exchanges, the boom on such markets had driven Argentina to look for other virtual currencies rather than bitcoin (BTC).
In fact, per the outlet, most Argentineans also buy USD-pegged stablecoins, such as dai (DAI), USD coin (USDC), and tether (USDT).
As the number of users coming from Argentina keeps skyrocketing, exchanges like have praised such a growing number. Its director, Juan José Méndez, commented on the matter:
The pandemic accelerated the adoption of crypto platforms. Today we have 1 million users in Argentina when at the beginning of 2020 we had 400 thousand, and it is a figure that grows month by month.
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Ethereum’s Interest Is Also on the Rise
The report also highlights that stablecoin preference in Argentina started to gather momentum in 2019 due to the US dollar’s buying cap imposed in the country.
Users perceived such tokens as a more effective way to convert their Argentinean pesos into dollars by backing them on such kinds of digital assets.
But is not the major crypto whose interest had increased in Argentina. Marcelo Cavazzoli, CEO and co-founder of the Argentinean crypto wallet Lemon Cash, pointed out that ethereum (ETH) has its share in the adoption’s figures:
“Stablecoins are an ideal gateway because they are not subject to market volatility. That gives security to users. In turn, they are already the first step to move to other currencies, and we notice that more and more bitcoin and ethereum are also positioned as two cryptos to safeguard value, beyond their investment possibilities.
There are 20 cryptocurrency exchanges legally operating in the South country, where people could use their Argentinean peso to acquire digital assets.
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