Bitcoin Price Drops to New Yearly Low at $3,200: What’s Causing the Decline?
On December 14, following a fairly large sell-off from the $3,400 region, the Bitcoin price dropped to a new yearly low at $3,200. As Bitcoin (BTC) declined in value, other major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) experienced large losses against the U.S. dollar, with BCH falling by more than 11 percent. Read More @ https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-price-drops-to-new-yearly-low-at-3200-whats-causing-the-decline/
Venezuela Starts Converting Pensioners’ Payments to Crypto ‘Petro’: Report
The government of Venezuela has reportedly started converting pensioners’ monthly payments from the country’s fiat currency, the bolivar, to its oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro, without giving them a choice. According to the Caracas Chronicles, a politics and economics-focused website based in Venezuela, the country’s pensioners are notified every time their monthly payments arrive, but this time received a second notification informing them the funds were “for the concept of Savings in Petro.” Per the website, pensioners have started depending on government bonuses after years of hyperinflation saw their savings become worthless. Bloomberg’s Café Con Leche Index shows Venezuela’s inflation rate is now close to 200,000%. Read More @ https://www.ccn.com/venezuela-starts-converting-pensioners-payments-to-crypto-petro-report/
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