Travala is now accepting USDT as a form of payment, and Bitpay now lets its users buy gold with cryptocurrency, let’s start the show! Welcome back to crypto global news, please make sure you like share and subscribe to the show. Also, we have a brand new website – jump over to cryptognt.com and have a look, we have all the latest news from the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. You can find a link to our site in the show notes below. Enjoy today’s episode. The Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will make use of a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Power Ledger purchased the system from Perdaman Advanced Energy, an Australian firm that provides clean energy consulting and project development. What will this do for the world of Energy and also blockchain? The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has received regulatory approval and has launched its new Bitcoin (BTC) futures options. According to the official website of CME, the new type of Bitcoin derivatives contract — Bitcoin futures options — is now live, which comes in line with the company’s plans announced in November 2019. What will this launch do to the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency more generally? Just a reminder, we have a brand new website – jump over to cryptognt.com and have a look, we have all the latest news from the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. You can find a link to our site in the show notes below. And now, back to today’s episode. The Securities and Exchange Commission is continuing to apply pressure to Telegram , it is once again requesting that Telegram provide bank records on its Gram initial coin offering (ICO). The timing of the request, goes hand in hand with new evidence of alleged underwriters requesting commission fees for the sale of Telegram tokens. How will this battle between telegram and the SEC actually end? Crypto-friendly hotel booking giant Travala announced that Tether (USDT) is now a valid form of payment at its two million linked properties. Travala CEO Matt Luczynski said: “Part of our mission is to provide our users with a wide choice of the most well known and used cryptocurrencies so it made perfect sense for us to integrate USDT as a payment option on Travala.com.” There are mixed reactions about this move, will it be a positive one for Travala ? OneGold, which is an online marketplace for buying, selling and redeeming precious metals, announced a partnership with BitPay that will allow crypto users to purchase gold and other valuable metals on Android and iOS devices. Through the integration with BitPay — a leading Bitcoin payment service provider that currently supports over 30,000 merchants, including Microsoft and Avnet — OneGold’s new mobile app will accept payments in Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), and various stablecoins. In addition, BitPay customers will save 2% when using the service on OneGold.com. What will this move do for Bitpay and also the gold market? Many thanks for tuning into today’s episode, please make sure you like share and subscribe to the show, and don’t forget to check out our new website and cryptognt.com This is where you can find all of the latest on blockchain and cryptocurrency. You can find a link to our website in the show notes below. For crypto global news I am Edward, until next time, you take it easy.