2020 presidential candidate Yang is pro-Bitcoin – March 18

Current Bitcoin Price: $3982 (as of 8:00 AM PST)

Over the weekend, the cryptocurrency market shot up a few percent. Since then, it’s remained relatively quiet. In fact, looking at the last 24 hours, the cryptocurrency market has actually fallen a small fraction.

Bitcoin, for example, is down 0.5%. It’s still up about 1-2% since Friday, however. Ethereum and XRP are down 1.4% and 0.9%, respectively, while Litecoin has fallen a more considerable 3% on the daily.

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2020 presidential candidate Yang is pro-Bitcoin

Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur running as a presidential candidate for the 2020 US elections. Previously, he has been praised by the Obama administration, and even named “Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.”

As it turns out, Yang is pro-Bitcoin. With his first cryptocurrency-related tweet dating back to December 2013, it’s safe to say Yang has some experience with cryptocurrencies. What’s more, his campaign is accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other digital assets as funding.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to offer IOTA solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the second half of Hewlett Packard, following its 2015 split. HPE offers enterprise-oriented information technology solutions, with a turnover of more than $30 billion in 2018.

The Italian branch of HPE is set to collaborate with Things Lab to build IOTA-based information technology solutions for its more demanding clients.

Stellar takes on Mozilla COO as new CEO

Stellar, the Ripple-esque bank-friendly cryptocurrency project, was previously lead by Jed McCaleb, who happened to be a founding member of the Ripple organization.

McCaleb will now take the title of Chief Architect, as Stellar has taken on a new CEO: Denelle Dixon, COO of Mozilla. Dixon will continue her work as Chief Operating Officer at Mozilla until later this year (May), after which she’ll fully dedicate herself to the Stellar project.