Commodities

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

Russian Banks Join Chinese Swift – Is the Dollar Era Under Threat?

Is the Dollar Era Under Threat?As a Saudi oil minister once remarked, the Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. It seems it’s neither the deficit of a tool nor its deficiencies that make it obsolete, but rather the invention of new tools that do the job better. With increasing competition, will the U.S. dollar continue to […]

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Abra Adds Stocks and ETF Investing to Its Cryptocurrency Exchange App

Crypto Wallet and Exchange App Abra Adds Stocks and ETF InvestingAbra has decided to add access to collateralized equities investing. This means that users of the exchange and wallet app in 155 countries will be able to trade on popular U.S. stocks and commodities like gold and even use cryptocurrency to do so. Also Read: The Daily: F1 Team Gets Crypto Sponsor, Dubai Royal Partners […]

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Why a Global Recession Would Be Good for Bitcoin

Macro trends suggest that a global economic crisis could be looming. Worries about a global recession have been fed by the newly published GDP report showing that China grew at its slowest rate last year since 1990. If a global recession were to happen in the future, many believe that cryptocurrencies, bitcoin primarily, would benefit. […]

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Blockchain Oil Trading Platform Backed by Shell and BP Is Now Live

A blockchain platform built by a group of major firms to bring new efficiencies to energy commodities trading has gone live.

Shell, BP Back Blockchain Platform to Modernize Commodities Trading

Oil giants Shell and BP are among a group of firms planning to launch a blockchain platform to automate post-trade processes in the energy industry.

Four Court Cases Confirm Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities in the US

Four Court Cases Confirm Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities in the USCryptocurrencies are commodities, according to four court cases involving the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). A federal judge recently ruled that a token is a commodity, certifying the CFTC’s authority to prosecute fraud and manipulation in the crypto space. In her ruling, the judge cited three other crypto-related cases that arrive at the same […]

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UAE Securities Watchdog Approves Plan to Regulate ICOs

UAE Securities Watchdog Approves Plan to Regulate ICOsThe securities and commodities regulator in the United Arab Emirates has approved a plan to adopt comprehensive regulations for crowdfunding through ICOs and recognize tokens as securities. The decision comes after a review of best practices in other countries and signals a change in its position regarding initial coin offerings. Earlier this year investors were […]

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Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study ConcludesA study has found that despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies do not endanger the financial system and the economy of Russia, as the risks are offset by the highly concentrated ownership of digital assets. Crypto fluctuations are not believed to affect consumption either. Russian residents have controlled cryptocurrency worth between $7.5 and $14 billion in the […]

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Virtual Currencies to Become “Part of the Economic Practices” of All Nations – CFTC Commissioner

Virtual Currencies to Become "Part of the Economic Practices" of All Nations - CFTC CommissionerUnited States Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner, Rostin Behnam recently gave a speech in which he predicted that “virtual currencies […] will become part of the economic practices of any country.” The CFTC commissioner predicted that cryptocurrencies will have a transformative effect in providing financial services to unbanked populations, and undermine corruption through increasing […]

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