Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Maduro Plans to Give Venezuelan Pensioners Petro as Christmas Bonus

Regional news outlets from Venezuela have revealed that President Nicolás Maduro plans to dole out petro as a ‘Christmas bonus’ for Venezuelan retirees and pensioners. Moreover, despite the fact that many Venezuelans say average citizens don’t use the petro, Maduro also claims there are 27,000 petro affiliated businesses.

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Venezuelan Pensioners’ Christmas Bonuses to Be Paid in Petro

The Venezuelan President and the leader of the United Socialist Party Nicolás Maduro has revealed that the government plans to give Venezu

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York

If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app.

I experienced it for myself yesterday afternoon, when I — along with several other customers — pulled out my phone, downloaded the Bandit app, then used the app to create a profile, order and pay. A couple of minutes later, a barista called me up to the counter and handed me a pretty good cup of coffee.

In other words, while Starbucks has been experimenting with mobile ordering and payment, Bandit is betting entirely on what co-founder and CEO Max Crowley called a “mobile-only” store.

Obviously, this model can lead to some initial awkwardness, particularly if random passersby don’t understand it. But there are friendly Bandit staff members on-hand to help, and Crowley (who was previously the general manager of

Recover From Your Workouts Faster With This $100 Personal Massager

Get targeted muscle relief for 37 percent off.

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It’s important to exercise at least a few times a week to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to give yourself the energy you need to perform in life and around the office. But when you get a little older, the workouts tend to take a little longer to recover from, an

OneCoin Fugitive Cryptoqueen Allegedly Paid $50 M to Lawyer to Launder Funds

United States prosecutors told a Manhattan jury that lawyer Mark S. Scott was paid $50 million to help OneCoin co-founder and current fugitive Ruja Ignatova launder $400 million.

On Nov. 20, Law360 reported that the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office and the New York County district attorney’s office are in the last phase of prosecuting Scott,  a former partner at law firm Locke Lord, who allegedly received $50 million to launder a whopping $400 million for Ignatova, also known as

Chart: Year-To-Date Cannabis Investment Activity Up 40 Percent Over 2018, But It’s Slowing

Are marijuana stocks still all the rage, or are they starting to level out as we head into 2020?

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Cannabis industry capital investment in 2019 hit $10.4 billion through Week 40 — a 40 percent increase over 2018 — but the previously hot investment activity has cooled in recent months and is now running at what one analyst called a more “normal” pace of growth.

Two European Salmon Producers Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Supply Chain

Salmon farming company Cermaq and smoked salmon producer Labeyrie began using IBM’s cloud blockchain technology to trace their product supply chains.

Cermaq announced the development in a Nov. 20 press release, revealing that it cooperated with Labeyrie and IBM’s blockchain platform IBM Food Trust to enab

How a Digital Detox Saved My Career

And how it can change yours.

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A few days before I  started my job anchoring a business show on Bloomberg, my boss set up a video conference with the rest of the team in San Francisco. During the call, I began frantically typing an email on my phone. I wanted the team to see just how hard I was working and how seriously I was taking this job. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my boss get on his phone. “See!” I thought. “We know what we need to do to get ahead. He gets me!”  And just then, another email came through! I tapped on it immediately. It was a one

This Y Combinator-Backed App Is Like Having a Personal Investing Analyst

Make smarter investments with help from an AI-backed system.

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Investing is a key part of life and of growing your personal wealth. And while many people use a personal stockbroker or have a comprehensive financial education to guide their investment strategy, most of us do not have either of those things. Howev

Why Not Pay Sources for Stories? — Asks Blockchain Media Startup

Tel Aviv-based media outlet BLOCKTV announced details of a tokenized rewards system to incentivize sources to share exclusive news tips. This comes after BLOCKTV revealed that its native token, BLTV, would be listed on the Bittrex Global exchange on Nov. 21.

BLOCKTV CEO Aviram Elad told Cointelegraph:

“We see the BLTV token as a solution to fix a broken business model in the media industry. The token aims to empower an upcoming token economy that combines content creators, advertisers, and consumers.”

BLTV is an ERC20 token that will be offered to publishers, journalists, advertisers, sources and viewers. It forms the backbone of

Dream Games raises $7.5M seed to develop ‘high-quality’ puzzle games

Dream Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by former Peak Games employees who worked together on hit puzzle games Toy Blast and Toon Blast, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding.

Leading the round is Makers Fund, with co-investment from London’s Balderton Capital. The funding will be used to increase headcount within the Dream Games team, targeting 20 employees in year one.

The company — which is yet to launch a product — is co-founded by CEO Soner Aydemir, the former Product Director at Peak Gam

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