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: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up … Read more

OP Financial chooses Nordic API Gateway for open banking

OP Financial Group has chosen Danish fintech Nordic API Gateway for its open banking platform. The start-up, created by Danish fintech Spiir, will implement OP’s account information services (AIS) and account-to-account payment integration (PIS). OP Financial Group SVP Masa Peura and Nordic API Gateway’s CEO and founder Rune Mai “With the second payments derivative (PSD2) … Read more

UK Fitness Marketplace Hussle Quickly Raises £1.3 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Hussle, a UK-based fitness marketplace, has successfully secured more than £1.3 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The platform, which originally sought to raise £1 million, is offering 2.60% in equity at a £50 million pre-money valuation. Founded in 2009, Hussle describes itself… Read More The post UK Fitness Marketplace Hussle Quickly Raises … Read more

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Discusses His Plan for Cryptocurrencies

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has detailed his plans to regulate the digital economy if he were to become the President of the United States. Yang’s recent blog post called “Regulating technology firms in the 21st century,” explains how the candidate believes current American legislators are out of touch with innovative technologies. Also Read: Andrew Yang’s … Read more

Longhash Blockchain Researchers Dispute 2017 ‘Single Whale’ Theory

Research from crypto analytics firm Longhash claims to have debunked the recent single-whale theory of the 2017 Bitcoin bull run. Blockchain education platform Longhash has released research that it claims debunks the recent single-whale theory of the 2017 Bitcoin (BTC) bull run. On Nov. 18, researchers at crypto analytics firm Longhash announced that they have … Read more

Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well

A nascent industry utilizing flared gas to power bitcoin mining units has been developing over the past year or so, in symbiosis with the oil and gas industry in North America. Companies providing services in this promising niche continue to install mobile datacenters at oil wells in the U.S. and Canada, helping producers to save … Read more

Blockchain Firm Partners With Cannabis Data App to Create Research Project

A blockchain-based data marketplace, Measure Protocol, and a cannabis-oriented survey rewards app, Broccoli, will jointly establish a research community for cannabis users. According to a Nov. 12 press release, the companies will use the new community to survey consumers, collect data and make reports dedicated to cannabis use and the industry. In doing so, the … Read more

Mission Driven Platform Abundance Lists its Greenest Investment Ever

Mission-driven investment platform Abundance is offering its “greenest ever social and affordable housing investment.” Liverpool Community Homes PLC is raising up to £6,850,000 to finance two green and sustainable developments. The development is for up to 37 new homes on the outskirts of Liverpool. Abundance reports that these homes have been designed to “high environmental … Read more

Cardlay raises €9m in Series B funding and signs deal with Eurocard

Danish fintech start-up Cardlay has received €9 million in Series B funding and signed a deal with Eurocard, Scandinavia’s largest corporate card issuer. Cardlay has raised $18.8m of funding since 2016 Founded in 2016, Cardlay offers a white label card and transaction management software. Its platform can be used to issue, activate, load and manage … Read more