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    • In a renewed effort to rescue the failing economy in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the largest bank in Venezuela, Banco De Venezuela, to allow users to buy and trade his popular oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR). In his own words, “I hereby order that every branch of Banco De Venezuela opens exchange desks

    • IBM and Scentre Group, a company that manages shopping centers, have teamed up with an association of Australia-based financial services companies in launching a pilot program that encodes retail lease bank guarantees onto a private blockchain, according to an IBM press release. With participation from organizations including ANZ, Commonwealth, and Westpac banks, Lygon was launched

    • The New York Times has reported that the United States is escalating its ongoing attacks on Russia’s power grid. If we assume that their sources are credible, then it’s reasonable to assume that Russia may retaliate with escalating cyber attacks on the US power grid. While you may not be prepping for civil unrest that

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    • There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding the anticipated release of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, and the release of the Facebook Libra white paper. But, there’s one piece of news that could spell big bucks for people who jump on the train early: a consortium formed by Facebook Inc. in which at least four payment processing

    • BitForex has listed MILE on their exchange. It’s a deflationary cryptocurrency tied to a new stablecoin, XDR. MILE carries a 0.01 MILE transaction fee, while XDR transactions are free. While the market for stablecoins is already crowded, George Goognin, a board member and global ambassador for the Mile Unity Foundation believes that this coin pairing

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    • Aiming to provide customers with more consistent pricing, Uber announced Tuesday (October 30) a pilot of a new membership program dubbed Ride Pass. In a blog post, the ride-hailing startup said Ride Pass is a new way for riders to lock in a consistent, low price on any ride they take anywhere in the city

    • Foreign exchange (FX) brokerage solutions provider Leverate is rolling out a cryptocurrency solution aimed at promoting crypto adoption among brokers and businesses. Reports in Finance Magnates on Tuesday (Oct. 30) said Leverate announced the launch of Terrexa Pay, providing a cryptocurrency payments gateway platform that enables users to streamline their transactions made with bitcoin and

    • Western Union and Amazon announced a partnership Wednesday (October 31) that will offer a new payment option for international customers of the eCommerce giant. Western Union said in a release that Amazon customers will be able to pay in local currency for the items they buy online, which should spur cross-border transactions, with ease of

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    • Apple is gearing up to launch new products on Tuesday (October 30), and the Wall Street Journal reported those offerings are expected to include new iPad and Mac products. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing analysts, during the event being held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, the Cupertino, California

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