Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain technology with Porsche Holding, the largest car distributor in Europe. The news was reported by financial news site Finextra Dec. 14. The transaction is reportedly BBVA’s first... Read more

Bitcoin Beats Google Trends in 2018 as Internet Users Seek to Know ‘What It Is’

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Google data shows ‘What is Bitcoin?’ was the most popular search question in the United States and United Kingdom for 2018, showing Bitcoin (BTC) has topped public consciousness online this year. Capping various achievements in search rankings over the past twelve months, Bitcoin’s latest... Read more

Opera Releases ‘Web 3-Ready’ Android Browser With Ethereum, DApp Support

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Opera has launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android, with crypto wallet integration, support for Ethereum (ETH) and interactions with decentralized applications (DApps). The launch was announced at the Hard Fork Decentralized event in London Dec. 13, according to a press release shared with... Read more

Report: Venezuela Converts Pension Bonuses into State-Issued Crypto Petro

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Venezuela has automatically converted pensioners’ most recent monthly bonus into its national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR), according to a report from English-language politics blog Caracas Chronicles Dec. 12. First launched as a pre-sale in February, the controversial Petro has been in circulation as... Read more

Dutch Central Bank Proposes License Requirement for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

More from: | CoinTelegraph | 0 Cryptocurrency service providers will soon be required to obtain a license from the central bank of the Netherlands, major Dutch news outlet DeTelegraaf reports Dec. 11. The article explains that the measure has been undertaken hoping that it will “prevent such cryptocurrencies being used... Read more