Bitcoin Investments in The Ukraine Quintuple Throughout 2016




Ukraine is the first country to launch sanctioned bitcoin futures trading on a national exchange.
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Every part of the world can benefit greatly from bitcoin and blockchain technology. Ukraine seems to be warming up to both concepts as of late. In fact, the region has seen significant bitcoin investment increases. That is quite a significant development and a positive sign of what the future may hold. An intriguing development to keep an eye on, that much is certain.

Ukraine is Big on Bitcoin and Blockchain

It is quite interesting to see bitcoin investments in the Ukraine going up. It is important to note these figures are still relatively small, though. The year 2016 saw an average investment volume of US$92,000 per week, which is quite nice. Especially when comparing it to the previous all-time high of US$18,400. That said, the bigger question is why there is a growing interest in bitcoin all of a sudden.

According to Bitcoin Ukraine founder Andrey Dubetskiy, it is only normal to see this growth right now. The national economy is not doing all that great. Additionally, there is the shadow economy to take into account. Plus, Ukraine is one of the few regions in Europe where demand for digital payment solutions is growing.

It is also worth noting Ukraine has been a hotbed for blockchain development as of late. In fact, it is expected municipal governments will explore this technology for voting purposes moving forward. There is no regulation in place to hinder growth of bitcoin and blockchain, which helps matters as well. Bitcoin is becoming more popular on a global scale, and Ukraine does not want to be left behind.

One of the biggest contributing factors to bitcoin’s success is often overlooked, though. Ukraine is the first country to launch sanctioned bitcoin futures trading on a national exchange. It is unclear whether or not other countries will follow their example, though. Giving bitcoin a mainstream investor spotlight can only result in a positive growth moving forward. It is an interesting country to keep an eye on, that much is certain.

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JP Buntinx

JP is working hard to bring more credibility to the Bitcoin and blockchain news industry. Outside of being Europe Editor at Newsbtc, JP is also an active writer for the website, and does not shy away from letting his opinion be heard.

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