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Venezuelan President Raises Petro’s Value Again in Bid to Create ‘New System’

Venezuela President Raises Petro's Value Again in Move to Create 'New System'For the second time in a little over a month, Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has hiked up the value of the national cryptocurrency, the petro, this time to 36,000 sovereign bolivars. The move has again been met with criticism.  Also read: Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It ‘A New Monetary System’ […]

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January 16, 2019 0

Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It

Acknowledging Venezuela’s efforts to deal with inflation and sanctions by creating a state-issued cryptocurrency, Russian officials have nevertheless declined a proposal to use the oil-backed coin in bilateral trade. According to Russian media, Moscow has recently offered Caracas a set of measures aimed at mending the country’s economy but the petro is not among the […]

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January 13, 2019 0

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators to Pay Taxes in CryptocurrenciesThe Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of foreign currencies must pay their taxes in those currencies. The decree states that the change is necessary for the “strengthening of the current fiscal regime.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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January 9, 2019 0

Venezuelans Remain Skeptical After President Maduro Raises Petro’s Value

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any CryptocurrencyVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s move to increase the price of the petro, the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, has sparked intense debate. Experts and tech-savvy Venezuelans alike are less than enthusiastic about the decision. Also read: Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double Venezuelans Unimpressed by Proclamation Venezuelans blasted Maduro and his new cryptocurrency after […]

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December 6, 2018 0

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than DoubleVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the price of the petro, his country’s national “cryptocurrency,” has been increased from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000. While the wallet for the petro is still unavailable, the Venezuelan government continues to sell the digital currency and issue certificates of purchase to buyers. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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December 3, 2018 0

Venezuela Approves Law Granting Legal Effect to the Petro

Venezuela Approves Law Giving Legal Effect to the PetroA government plan to counter economic sanctions is coming into force in Venezuela after parliament passed a law on crypto asset regulation. The law, originally proposed by the country’s leader Nicolás Maduro, gives legal effect to the petro, Venezuela’s multi-asset-backed digital currency. Also read: Nigeria’s Opposition Leader Promises Cryptocurrency Policy If Elected President ‘Breaking Financial and […]

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November 24, 2018 0

Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year

Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted Into Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This YearThe Venezuelan government has announced that its national digital currency, the petro, can be exchanged into any cryptocurrency if purchased this year. However, the wallet for the petro is still not available and petro buyers receive certificates of purchase. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ‘Special Period’ Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, visited […]

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November 13, 2018 0

Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer Balances

Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer BalancesVenezuela’s controversial national cryptocurrency, the petro, is slowly permeating the everyday lives of its citizens. The currency, each unit of which is supposedly backed by a barrel of oil, has begun appearing on screens when Venezuelan customers log in to their bank accounts. The move marks the latest attempt by President Nicolás Maduro’s government to […]

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November 6, 2018 0

Venezuela Begins Public Sale of National Cryptocurrency Petro

The Venezuelan government has opened up an exchange desk for the country’s national cryptocurrency at the headquarters of the Superintendency of Cryptoassets. According to the government, investors can now purchase the petro with a number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Delegates from China have reportedly purchased some with yuan. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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October 31, 2018 0