Venezuela President Claims Big Demand for Petro

Nicolas Maduro stated that the government received 171,015 certified purchase orders for the petro  
28 February 2018   1598

According to the president’s post on Twitter, 40.8% of the purchase orders were in U.S. dollars, 6.5 % were in euros, 18.4 % were in ethereum and 33.8 % were in bitcoin.

As it was reported by Venezuela-based newsgroup,  more than 3,500 companies placed bids for petro tokens, the remaining 82,000 purchasers are individuals. Unfortunately, it is not indicated who purchased crypto and what certification procedures were followed.

Despite that claim, another newsgroup Caracas Chronicles noted that no petro tokens have yet been distributed to any potential purchasers. If you look at the  NEM transaction ledger it will show that petro address still has ownership of all 100 million tokens.

Last week, the president of Venezuela that the petro pre-sale raised $735 million during its first day. But he did not provide any evidence to support this number.

BNC to Monitor BTC Community's Mood

The system called Twitter Sentiment analyzes over 34M BTC-related Twitter posts each week, using AI to track the mood of the community
22 January 2020   131

Blockchain-based New Zealand-based research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has unveiled a new system for measuring the mood of the Bitcoin community based on Twitter messages.

According to BNC, the new Twitter Sentiment rating system analyzes over 34 million BTC-related Twitter posts each week. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that look for records containing the words bitcoin, $ BTC and BTC and others.

BNC notes that user sentiment continues to be a “significant” factor in the price and dynamics of digital assets, and a new technique has been developed to track these sentiments. According to the BNC, it took 18 months to launch the Bitcoin Twitter Sentiment. The data obtained is divided into seven categories - Opinion, Technical Information, Inside the Network, Advertising, Bots, Macros and Hacking.

For the week ending January 17, the most common entries were in the Opinion category - their number was 30.42% of all data received. In second place was the category Technical Information, and in third inside the network (includes information on mining and hashrate).

BNC spokeswoman Pierre Ansaldi said that during the first quarter of this year, the company will also launch community sentiment analysis tools for other crypto assets.