Ethereum 

Oil Markets Could Save 30% With Blockchain, Data Gumbo CEO Says

Global oil operators can save at least 30% by using blockchain in their infrastructure, according to data by blockchain startup Data Gumbo. Andrew Bruce, CEO of American blockchain startup Data Gumbo, discussed blockchain-powered automated contract execution in the oil industry on Bloomberg Commodities Edge on July 19. When asked how much oil industry players can save by implementing blockchain applications such as blockchain-based contract execution instead of traditional paper contracts, Bruce argued that such solutions could save at least 30%, referring to internal studies by the company. According to Data…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Markets Continue Trading in Red, Oil Reports Losses

Thursday, July 11 — major cryptocurrency markets are trading in the red zone, with just a few coins reporting moderate gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has continued coming down after yesterday;s sharp drop to trade at around $11,740 as of press time. The coin has lost 4.39% over the past 24 hours. During the day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor between $12,191 and $11,377. As reported earlier today, Bitcoin trading in Zimbabwe has continued to surge after the government…

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Bitcoin 

Locals Allegedly Laying Cable via Fish Ponds to Steal Oil Well Power for BTC Mining

Police in China have reportedly gathered evidence of people laying cables via fish ponds to steal oil well power to fuel their bitcoin (BTC) mining. The news was reported by daily Chinese tabloid The Global Times on June 13. The Global Times is published under the auspices of state-backed newspaper group The People’s Daily. The report outlines that the Green Grassland Police Station of the Qiqihar District Public Security Bureau were alerted to the alleged power theft after receiving a call from the head of oil production at Daqing Oil…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Recovers to Trade Above $8,000, Oil Market Reports Losses

Monday, June 10 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap are showing mixed signals, with bitcoin (BTC) back over the $8,000 price mark after seeing a dip under $7,900 on June 8. Market visualization from Coin360 As of press time, bitcoin is up 2.18% on the day to trade at around $8,029. The leading cryptocurrency started the day as low as $7,680, subsequently reaching the current price point. On its weekly chart, the coin has lost slightly over 8%. Bitcoin price analyst Oliver Isaacs said last week that the coin…

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Blockchain 

Barrels of Oil May Be Paid for Using Crypto One Day, Head of Russian Energy Giant Says

The head of Russian oil company Rosneft has not ruled out the possibility of paying for oil using cryptocurrencies in the future, according to a report by Snob.ru on June 6. Igor Sechin said the industry’s acceptance and awareness of digital assets is beginning to rise as Silicon Valley tech giants including Google, Amazon and Apple begin to explore the oil and gas sector. While he suggested that the stablecoin Facebook is currently developing could one day be used to purchase oil by the barrel, Sechin warned there are some hurdles…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Markets Show Signs of Recovery, While Oil Prices Slump

Friday, May 31 — cryptocurrencies are on the rise again after seeing a slight correction yesterday, May 30, with EOS (EOS) being the only coin among the top-20 cryptocurrencies to register double-digit gains. Market visualization by Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) is up slightly over 3% on the day, and is trading at $8,573 at press time. On its weekly chart, bitcoin saw its lowest price point at $7,924 on May 26, while its highest price point of $8,994 was on May 30. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source:…

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Ethereum 

Top Coins Are Trading Sideways While Oil Reports Mixed Signals

Tuesday, May 28 — Major cryptocurrencies have continued trading sideways, reporting mixed signals at press time, according to Cointelegraph’s Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 After steadily pushing to the $9,000 price mark on May 27, bitcoin (BTC) is now trading at around $8,732. The leading cryptocurrency has lost 0.17% over the day, while its highest and lowest price points on the day were $8,850 and $8,485 respectively. As earlier reported, bitcoin hit an all-time high versus the Argentine peso amid the ongoing decline of the currency. The bitcoin price…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Approaches $8,000 as Major Oil Futures See Losses

Friday, May 24 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) approaches the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up over 5% on the day, trading at $7,990 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down over 8.42%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Earlier this week, CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Mark Yusko said bitcoin should be in every investor’s portfolio. Ether (ETH) is holding onto its…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Markets Turning Green, Oil Prices Tumble

Thursday, May 23 — Cryptocurrency markets are starting to move upward, having overcome the drop in the beginning of the day, according to Cointelegraph’s Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) started the day at $7,638 gradually reaching its intraday high of $7,946. At press time, bitcoin is trading at around $7,914, up 2.64% over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap The second-largest cryptocurrency, ether (ETH), has also taken an upturn and is currently trading at around $246.50, up 0.60% on the day.…

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Bitcoin 

Some Major Coins Still Making Gains, Others Trade Sideways as Oil Reports Mixed Signals

Tuesday, May 14 —  Yesterday’s rally in cryptocurrency markets has slowed, with the top 20 coins by market capitalization reporting mixed signals, according to Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 After breaking the $8,000 threshold yesterday, the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) has been holding its ground, having gained 2.85% over the past 24 hours and is trading at $8,004 at press time. As reported earlier today, the bitcoin mining hashrate is becoming more distributed among mining pools. “While the distribution of hash power is certainly better geared against coordinated attacks, the…

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