Maricel Custodio

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Blockchain For Fixed Income Transactions Trialled By BMO And Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Blockchain, News | August 16, 2018 By:

Canada-based financial firm BMO Capital Markets has partnered with pension fund investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to trial blockchain in fixed income issuance transaction.

BMO Capital Markets is a full-service financial services provider offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of products and services.


Venezuela’s Petro Cryptocurrency To Be Used As Unit Of Account For Salaries, Goods And Services

Announcements, News | August 15, 2018 By:

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, will be used as an official unit of account.

In a televised announcement, Maduro said that oil and gas company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) will begin using the oil-backed cryptocurrency as a mandatory unit of account.


Blockchain Startup Sued By Playboy For Breach Of Contract

Blockchain, News | August 15, 2018 By:

Media and lifestyle company Playboy Enterprises, the parent company of Playboy Magazine, is suing a Canadian blockchain startup on allegations of fraud and breach of contract.

In March of this year, the adult entertainment publisher signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) to develop a digital wallet that will enable the integration of Vice Industry Token (VIT) into Playboy magazine’s online channels.