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Venezuela Officially Launches Sale of Controversial Petro Coin for Fiat, Crypto

Venezuela launches the official sale of state-owned Petro — a controversial coin that can only be purchased from its website or directly from National treasury…
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/venezuela-officially-launches-sale-of-controversial-petro-coin-for-fiat-crypto

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Singapore: Major Utility Company Launches Blockchain-Based Solar Energy Marketplace

SP Group, a major company providing electricity and gas in Singapore, has opened a blockchain-powered marketplace for renewable energy certificates trade.
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/singapore-major-utility-company-launches-blockchain-based-solar-energy-marketplace

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Sweden’s Central Bank Hastens Plans for National Digital Currency

Riksbank, Sweden’s Central Bank, is adapting to the shifting financial landscape in the country where the transition to a cashless society has accelerated quickly.
— Citește pe www.ccn.com/swedens-central-bank-hastens-plans-for-national-digital-currency/

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Nasdaq Wins Blockchain Patent for Smart Contract-Based Information Release System

Almost two years after submission, Nasdaq is targeting media information release procedures in its latest patent award.
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/nasdaq-wins-blockchain-patent-for-smart-contract-based-information-release-system

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US Recession by 2020 Has 60% Chance, is Crypto an Alternative?

JPMorgan Chase has predicted a 60% chance for the next US recession to occur by 2020. Can crypto be a viable alternative to existing stores of value?
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National Bank of Canada Trials Blockchain Platform for Trade Finance – Coinjournal

National Bank of Canada has announced the successful completion of a pilot program in collaboration with IT firm CGI and blockchain startup Skuchain to use blockchain technology in trade finance.
— Citește pe coinjournal.net/national-bank-of-canada-trials-blockchain-platform-for-trade-finance/

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Visa Integrates Open Source Hyperledger Tech for B2B Blockchain Payments

Visa is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric ahead of the commercial launch of its own blockchain service for enterprise payments in Q1 2019.
— Citește pe www.ccn.com/visa-integrates-open-source-hyperledger-tech-for-b2b-blockchain-payments/

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EXCLUSIVE: GOLDMAN SACHS AND BAKKT: Goldman Won’t ‘Go It Alone’ With Crypto Custody Product; Will Rely On Bakkt Infrastructure – Abacus Journal – Cryptocurrency News

We provide unrivaled, expert and independent news for cryptocurrency markets.
— Citește pe abacusjournal.com/exclusive-goldman-sachs-and-bakkt-goldman-wont-go-it-alone-with-crypto-custody-product-will-rely-on-bakkt-infrastructure/

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Indian Gov’t Is ‘Evaluating’ the Launch of Its Own Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

The panel that was set up by India’s Ministry of Finance in 2017 will reportedly evaluate the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency.
— Citește pe cointelegraph.com/news/indian-govt-is-evaluating-the-launch-of-its-own-cryptocurrency-sources-say