Venezuela and Russia Discuss Mutual Trades in Petro and Russian Ruble: Report

Report: Venezuela and Russia consider the opportunities to use Petro and Russian ruble as substitutes to the U.S. dollar Source: Cointelegraph

Crypto Bulls and Bears Wrestle on What Comes Next for the Bitcoin Price

Many in the crypto community remained calm and banded together despite the steep drop in the bitcoin price on the heels of an otherwise incredibly bullish month. Source: CCN

Coinbase Earn Now Available to the Public in Over 100 Countries

Major crypto platform Coinbase has opened its Coinbase Earn program to the public in over 100 countries, according to a press release on May 17. Source: Cointelegraph

 

Flexa Co-Founder Semi-Teases Adding Litecoin to Crypto Payment App

ost of crypto land celebrated when Flexa and Gemini partnered to deliver digital currency-fueled micro-payments to merchants. Spedn will let consumers shop at major stores including Nordstrom and Lowe’s and pay with crypto across bitcoin, ether, Bitcoin Cash, and Gemini Dollar. But one crypto influencer was left out of the celebration – Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee. That’s because Litecoin was noticeably absent from the list of coins that the Spedn app supports. Source: CCN

Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland

Facebook Global Holdings is a stockholder in the new company and it will, according to Reuters, “provide financial and technology services and develop related hardware and software, plans submitted on the Swiss register reveal.” Source: Coindesk

SEC Finally Coming For ICOs? Poloniex Delists 9 Crypto Tokens In the US              

Rumors of an SEC crackdown are flying after Poloniex said it will delist nine crypto tokens including DCR for trading to U.S. customers. Source: Bitcoinist