Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Regional news outlets from Venezuela have revealed that President Nicolás Maduro plans to dole out petro as a ‘Christmas bonus’ for Venezuelan retirees and pensioners. Moreover, despite the fact that many Venezuelans say average citizens don’t use the petro, Maduro also claims there are 27,000 petro affiliated businesses. Also read: Continue Reading

Bloomberg Panel: Bitcoin More Attractive During Times of Global Uncertainty

Guests on a Bloomberg panel agreed that Bitcoin becomes more attractive during times of irresponsible monetary policies from central banks and governments globally. John Pfeffer, founder of Pfeffer Capital, together with Travis Kling, founder and CIO of Ikigai Asset Management and Charles McGarraugh, head of markets for Blockchain, discussed Bitcoin Continue Reading

With 7,600 Blockchain Patent Applications, Chinese Firms Far Outpace US

Chinese companies submitted around 7,600 blockchain patent applications between 2009 and 2018, about three times as many as U.S.-based companies. Measured by patent applications in the sector, China is handily outpacing other countries including the United States in blockchain technology. On Nov. 20, Japan-based financial newspaper Nikkei reported that Chinese companies Continue Reading