1-Binance and Cryptobuyer, the Panama-based exchange, are set to launch a Binance Coin Crypto Payment (BNB) solution to use in Venezuela.
The solution will allow Venezuelans to use Binance's native token at a variety of stores, including the department store chain Traki, which is highly interested in cryptocurrencies, as well as a number of national retailers of food, medicine, clothing and appliances.
2- The South Korean government has announced that it will grant scholarships to 1,700 young industry 4.0 experts, including young talents in blockchain technology.
The joint project of the public and private sector is a creation of the Ministry of Science, ICTs and Communication.
The young expert training will include tutoring sessions with blockchain and other industry 4.0 professionals for 40 hours per week over a six month period.
The training will also include visits to blockchain companies and other technology firms.
3- Bitstamp is reviewing a series of digital assets to determine which ones fit within its internal framework.
The exchange is exploring support for the following six currencies: basic attention token (BAT), ethereum classic (ETC), paxos standard (PAX), USD coin (USDC), stellar lumens (XLM), zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX).
4- Digital asset trading platform CoinEx and fiduciary payment infrastructure provider Simplex have partnered to open a fiat gateway ("getway") and allow CoinEx users to buy crypto assets such as bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin Cash (BCH ), ethereum (ETH), litecoin (LTC) and tether (USDT).
The companies announcement states that customers will be able to directly use their Visa or MasterCard credit cards on the platform, while several fiat currencies are also supported, including USD, EUR and CAD.
5- Fintech company BTSE reported that it has pre-registered for its BTSE crypto debit card that will allow balances to be stored in four stable currencies and eight fiat currencies.
"The card will only convert assets with use, which will allow users to maximize its value and recognition of crypto assets," said Jonathan Leong, co-founder and CEO of BTSE, in a press release sent this week.