Italian Postal Service Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Community

The Italian postal service provider, Poste Italiane, has joined the Hyperledger blockchain community, Cointelegraph Italia reported on Jan. 29. Hyperledger is a collaborative project led by the Linux Foundation which aims to create open-source standards for blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). It includes several industry leaders, including American Express, Cisco, Intel , JPMorgan, Deloitte …

Cryptocurrency Lending Firm Genesis Capital Processed Over $1.1 Billion in 2018

Cryptocurrency lending company Genesis Capital processed $1.114 million in borrows and lends last year, according to the recently released Digital Asset Lending Snapshot for Q4 2018. At the end of Q3 2018, the company published its first Digital Asset Lending Snapshot, which reported that Genesis Capital only processed $553 million at the time counting from …

AMD Q4 Financial Report Sees Income Dip, Executives Show No Signs Of Panic

United States transnational IT company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) released its Q4 revenue report on Jan. 29, broadly conforming to analysts’ fears of a continued slowdown. AMD, which like other graphics hardware manufacturers has suffered due to the cryptocurrency bear market, produced quarter-on-quarter revenue losses of 14 percent. Its gross margin was down 2 percent …

How Maduro’s Petro Plan Failed to Bail Out the Country

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term on Jan. 10, amid tremendous hyperinflation, long-lasting political and economic crisis, and strict sanctions imposed by its former partner and oil purchaser: the United States. Since Maduro first took office in 2013, Venezuela has faced several brutal riots, including the “Mother of All Marches” …

Portal Allows You to Buy Altcoins Using Fiat, Without Converting to Bitcoin or Ethereum First

A new crypto purchasing portal is enabling users to purchase more than 20 cryptocurrencies and altcoins using fiat directly. Netcoins, the Canadian company behind the app, says the recently launched service is operational 24/7 online — helping to deliver real-time transactions without delays. The Netcoins team says its offering stands out from competitors because it …

Tron, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Dash, Monero

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Bitcoin Investors Are Moving to Gold

Jan Van Eck, CEO of Van Eck Associates, suggested that Bitcoin (BTC) investors have moved to gold during an interview with CNBC published on Jan. 26. Van Eck declared that he thinks “that Bitcoin pulled a bit of demand away from gold last year, in 2017.” Afterward, he concluded: “Interestingly, we just polled 4,000 Bitcoin …