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Maduro Says Petro Purchasers Can Exchange It For Any Crypto, Plans to Take Petro to OPEC in 2019

Allegations that Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is all hot air hasn’t stopped President Nicolas Maduro from announcing a special exchange period for the Petro, and that he’ll be presenting it to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next...

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Announces Launch of Country’s ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency, Availability Date

On Monday, Oct. 1, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the official launch of the country’s official cryptocurrency, called Petro, alongside the release of the Spanish-language white paper for the coin. From #05Nov, Venezuelans will buy Petros for Bolivar Soberano....

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The Beginning of the End for Fiat Currency: Government-Issued Crypto Gaining Traction Worldwide

The term “government-issued” cryptocurrency is paradoxical. The core tenets of cryptocurrencies — decentralized ledgers and trustless cryptographic payment clearance — are antithetical to government control over value transfer. Officially sanctioned government issued cryptocurrencies are increasing in number, however. Sweden,...

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Venezuela: Petro Cryptocurrency Becomes National Unit-of-Account

The cryptocurrency situation in Venezuela received a push on Tuesday, Aug. 14, after President Nicolás Maduro announced that the state-issued Petro token is legally a unit-of-account in the crisis-stricken country, ABC International reports. Maduro’s Giant Cryptocurrency Experiment Launched in February...

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Coinbase Transfers Halted in Venezuela – U.S. Sanctions to Blame?

Initially revealed on August 2, 2018, several Venezuelan Coinbase users abruptly lost the ability to withdraw or send cryptocurrency, prompting speculation that the exchange may have its hands tied by US-Venezuela sanctions. Purportedly, Venezuela-based Coinbase users are still able...

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Venezuelan Government Offers India a 30% Discount on Crude Oil, However, There’s a Catch

In the midst of Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis, President Nicolas Maduro has taken yet another controversial step to promote the nation’s very own blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Petro, by offering the Indian government a 30% discount on crude oil prices ‘if’...

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