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Australian Startup to Offer 20% Payback on Fuel Purchases in Tokens

Australian startup Incent plans to offer a 20% payback in its INCNT token on fuel purchases at United Petrol stations for a limited time.  Incent announced in a press release published on Sept. 26 that participants will have to sign up on its platform and sync their bank accounts in order to receive the tokens. …

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Venezuela’s Central Bank Indicates Plans to Stockpile Bitcoin

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Various reports reveal Venezuela’s central bank is allegedly contemplating hoarding a variety of cryptocurrencies like <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> within its internal reserves. The state-operated gas company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has asked to send <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> and <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/ETH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ETH</a> payments …

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Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not Terrorism

</header> <strong>New, unprecedented economic sanctions have been imposed on Iran’s central bank after blame for a September 14 oil field attack was pinned on the nation by U.S. leaders. The sanctions blacklist the Iranian central bank and sovereign wealth fund, further severing the country’s already tenuous ties to the global market. With soldiers and weapons …

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Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Tether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/USDT” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>USDT</a>), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent …

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Standard Chartered Makes Letter of Credit Transaction Using Blockchain

London-based bank and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first cross-border blockchain letter of credit transaction in the oil industry with Thai state-owned oil giant PTT Group. On-chain letter of credit Standard Chartered announced that it has successfully executed a pilot letter of credit (LC) transaction for PTT Group, PTT International Trading Pte …

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Standard Chartered Completes First Transaction on Oil Industry Blockchain Platform Voltron

Standard Chartered Bank has announced the successful completion of the first international letter of credit (LC) transaction on the oil industry-focused blockchain platform Voltron. In an announcement Wednesday, the bank said it had conducted the pilot transaction for PTT Group, PTT International Trading Pte Ltd and IRPC Public Company Limited, which involved shipment of an oil product …

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Bitcoin Mining Helps Oil Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

</header> <strong>Natural gas acquired as a byproduct of oil extraction has become synonymous with wasted energy. In certain areas, drilling companies are unable to find a profitable market for the excess fuel. It’s often vented into the atmosphere. Startups are now offering on-site systems that utilize the surplus to mine cryptocurrencies. This new business is …

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Crypto Markets Show Signs of Recovery, While Oil Prices Slump

Friday, May 31 — cryptocurrencies are on the rise again after seeing a slight correction yesterday, May 30, with EOS (EOS) being the only coin among the top-20 cryptocurrencies to register double-digit gains. Market visualization by Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) is up slightly over 3% on the day, and is trading at …

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Crypto Assets Outshine Most Traditional Investments in 2019

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Last year, cryptocurrency proponents either complained about the low prices or celebrated the fact they could obtain cheaper coins. 2019 has been an entirely different story, however, as digital assets have started to gain significant value in comparison to traditional assets like stocks, oil, and precious metals. </strong> Also Read: US Copyright …

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From Exxon to Crypto: the Story of Joey King on the Humans of Bitcoin Podcast

</header> <strong>Joey King, a developer at Bitcoin.com, is the latest character to have shared his story on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast with Matt Aaron. The interview covers how he went from working in the oil industry to being a crypto programmer to how he sees the propaganda efforts of Napoleon reflected in the market …

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