A crypto firm partners up with booking.com, and a hollywood exec steals $22 million dollars to buy 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. Travala, which is a service that allows its users to pay for hotel stays with cryptocurrency, will now let its customers reserve any hotel that is bookable through Booking.com. Travala announced in a recent press release that it has already integrated Booking’s accommodations to its platform. The new feature will allow users to book 90,000 different destinations using cryptocurrencies. How will this help grow booking.com? A former executive of a Hollywood-based digital marketing firm has said that he embezzled $22 million from his employer to buy digital currency. The United States Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California announced on Nov. 22 that the man in question plead guilty to wire fraud and identity theft. He embezzled over $22 million from his employer and used the stolen funds to buy cryptocurrency, gamble and to cover personal expenses. What comes next for this thief? 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. 89% of China’s blockchain firms have apparently tried to create their own cryptocurrency, according to a senior exec at a local blockchain association. According to the state-run CCTV, Yedong Zhu, the president of the Beijing Blockchain Technology Application Association (BBAA), revealed that the vast majority of blockchain industry in China is focused on tokens, not blockchain. With so much growth in this sector in China, will they set the pace for the years to come? The first deputy governor of the French central bank has called for distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based settlements and payment systems in Europe. Speaking at the Annual Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Conference, Mr. Denis Beau, the first deputy governor of Banque de France, delved into the issue of policy frameworks that could potentially help to bring innovation and growth into Europe’s capital markets. How will this move help or hinder the progress of the French Central Bank? Blockchain game F1 Delta Time — licensed by the racing series Formula 1 — is holding an auction of F1 car-branded non-fungible tokens in the coming days. The auction will be held on Nov. 28, with fans already able to participate in a live contest to compete for various related prizes. As previously reported, F1 Delta Time purportedly draws 1.6 billion television viewers across over 180 territories and engage 506 million fans worldwide. What will this event do for blockchain technology? 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.