01 Jul '15, 4pm

Greeks are having a hard time buying bitcoin right now:

While much of the financial world is focused on whether Greece will abandon the euro, the country’s financial troubles have also brought new attention to a different currency: bitcoin. The digital currency’s value in dollars has risen more than 17% since the start of June, according to data from bitcoin news site CoinDesk . Operators of exchanges swapping bitcoin for traditional money report that trading volumes have greatly increased as the Greek crisis has unfolded. "We're seeing about a 300% increase in bitcoin buys across all Europe in past few weeks," reported San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase in a Tuesday morning tweet . It’s the rest of Europe that’s taking this as a warning sign. But, the company’s Twitter post explains, not much of that boost in volume is from Greece itself. After the country’s leadership failed to reach a deal with creditors on spending and t...

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