Thailand has been very supportive of the development and application of blockchain technology in recent years. Its Energy Ministry is now launching fresh research to ascertain the use of blockchain technology in its palm oil sector.
It is indisputable, the dollar is considered the “global currency” due to its wide usage in global savings, trading key commodities such as oil and issuance and settlement of debts. This might not be the case anymore with the massive disruptions brought about by digital currencies.
Dynamics within the global energy markets could define the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, not specifically in terms of Demand and Supply. There are ongoing wars within the oil industry largely orchestrated by the fightings between major oil producing countries.
Multiple Bitcoin price falls on March 12 to $6,040 USD and another fall on March 13 to new lows of $4,563 totaled a 40% price decline in just 24 hours. Both falls were caused by massive and continuous Bitcoin sales.
President Nicolás Maduro, states that, from 2020, oil will be sold for Petros, the cryptocurrency developed by the Venezuelan government. He assured that this year the country's oil production will be sold in their own oil-backed stablecoin.
On Wednesday, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro revealed that 30 million barrels worth of oil placed in storage tanks is going to work as the backing for the OPEC nation’s government-owned digital asset known as Petro, that has been going through tougher times including being sanctioned by the U.S government under the leadership of President Donald Trump.
The British-Dutch oil and gas company Shell becomes the latest big-name entry into the Blockchain space. The company has announced its plans to leverage blockchain technology to tap into the new markets within the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), an enterprise-grade blockchain platform.