20 Mar '13, 12pm

Bitcoin interest spikes in Spain as Cyprus financial crisis grows

Bitcoin interest spikes in Spain as Cyprus financial crisis grows

If you think your savings are under threat -- from a banking collapse, government seizure or anything else -- the traditional thing to do is withdraw your cash and stick it under a mattress. But could Europeans scared of losing their cash be turning to Bitcoins instead? One of the side effects of the Eurozone crisis could be that some people turn to the deregulated, decentralised currency when they otherwise may not have even considered it. The events in Cyprus this past week -- where it looked like the government, in desperate need of money, had planned to impose a levy on savings -- seemed to have coincided with a slight spike in downloads of Bitcoin mobile apps in Spain, a country with its own wobbly economic situation. The Cypriot government has since rejected the plan to dip into the savings accounts of ordinary people, but it's spooked a lot of people across the Euro...

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