Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called on ten countries in the Bolivarian Alliance to embrace his planned petrocurrency.
According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the US Financial Stability Oversight Council has formed a new working group focussing on cryptocurrencies.
NASA has awarded a grant to the University of Akron, which will partly be used to research a networking system using the Ethereum blockchain.
KFC has launched the Bitcoin Bucket – a new promotion offering chicken pieces which can be purchased for $20 CAD’s worth of Bitcoin.
Venezuela’s opposition-controlled parliament has officially moved to outlaw the country’s planned petrocurrency, declaring it ‘null and void’.
Ripple has announced a new partnership with MoneyGram that would leverage XRP to speed up fiat settlements.
South Korea’s Executive Office has officially confirmed there will be no cryptocurrency ban issued in the immediate future, despite warnings from the Ministry of Justice.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has criticised cryptocurrencies in a new interview, stating that he sees no frugal position to invest.
Goldman Sachs has stated that, given use cases in emerging markets, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could succeed as ‘real money’.
South Korea’s Justice Minister has reportedly claimed that a new bill is being prepared that could effectively ban cryptocurrency trading within the country.