What you need to know about Ecuador’s latest bitcoin news exclusivity deal

Ecuador’s government is making an unusual deal with the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges to ensure that only Ecuadorians with bank accounts in the country can access the country’s latest cryptocurrency news.

The announcement comes amid heightened tensions between Ecuador and the U.S. over the use of cryptocurrencies in commerce and trade.

On Monday, Ecuador’s central bank announced it had made an exclusive deal with Coinbase Inc., which it said would let users of its country’s popular bitcoin exchange, BTC-E, trade the digital currency with the country.

The announcement comes as the U