Venezuela to ask airline companies pay for kerosene with Petro

Nicolas Maduro expressed in his annual discourse before the national public oil company of the country that from now on the airline companies will have to pay for kerosene with Petro, the national cryptocurrency of Venezuela.
The President of Venezuela is trying for some time already to establish Petro as the main payment method in the South American country in order to shield the economy from the financial sanctions imposed by the United States.

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Bitcoin has just had the best month of January from 2012

It had to pass about 8 years from 2012 before Bitcoin managed to have a better month of January pricewise.
During this period of time many events passed by, from various social and political troubles to economic uncertainties that only succeeded to make Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies an interesting bet to make as a payment alternative or long-term investment vehicle. And no, unfortunately we still have no idea who Satoshi Nakamoto is though the search continues in 2020.

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Japanese users have now access to more than 20 crypto exchanges

The crypto space keeps growing on the Japanese soil and local users have more options today to acquire and invest in digital currencies.
At the end of 2019, LastRoots crypto exchange managed to secure the necessary authorization from the local authorities to open a new platform for Japanese users looking to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Thus, we now have 21 crypto operating exchange in Japan and the future looks brighter than ever in the far east region of Asia.

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Bitcoin and the crypto market were affected by the PlusToken scam

Crypto specialists and voices from the media have been following for several months already the major impact PlusToken scam has produced on the cryptocurrency market prices.
The main contribution to revealing the PlusToken scam came from Chainalysis, their study clearly indicating that Bitcoin – and by extension the entire crypto market – was affected by the Chinese Ponzi scam.

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Coinbase keeps almost 1 million Bitcoins in its cold wallets

According to the latest reports from the market, Coinbase keeps in its internal cold wallets almost 1 million Bitcoins.
If this a lot?
If we consider that so many individuals prefer to keep their hard-earned Bitcoins within the cold wallets of a crypto exchange, this makes us see Coinbase as a banking institution that is in charge of its customers’ financial assets.
If we try to do the math, we may see that the 1 million Bitcoins represent in fiat about $7 billion.

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CISCO to use blockchain technology to secure its 5G network

CISCO is one of those companies that recruits most specialists in the blockchain space and at the end of November the US-based corporation obtained a patent that will secure its 5G network on a blockchain platform.
This is not the first time CISCO embarked on an innovative crypto project. In March 2018, Cisco filed a patent for the development of blockchain technology to better secure group discussions.

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