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Bank’s Refusal to Release $1.2B of Venezuelan Gold Strengthens the Case for Bitcoin

Bank's Refusal to Release $1.2B of Venezuelan Gold Strengthens the Case for BitcoinVenezuela’s economic crisis is impossible to ignore. President Nicolás Maduro’s attempt to withdraw $1.2 billion of the country’s own gold from the Bank of England (BoE) has been rejected. The notion of a sovereign state being denied access to its own wealth is a concept that’s hard for bitcoiners to countenance. One thing is certain: the case […]

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January 26, 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

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

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

Venezuelans to Be Paid at Least Half a Petro a Month

Venezuelans to Be Paid at Least Half a Petro a MonthAnnouncing a 60-fold increase of the minimum monthly salary, President Maduro promised Venezuelans they will be paid at least 0.5 petro, once his monetary reforms are in place next week. The national crypto will be exchanged at a rate of $60 USD and the new “sovereign bolivar” will be pegged to the digital coin.    […]

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August 19, 2018 0

Why Venezuela’s New National Cryptocurrency El Petro Will Fail

Why Venezuela’s New National Cryptocurrency El Petro Will FailWashington and legacy media are in a tizzy about Venezuela reportedly thwarting international sanctions by way of a dreaded state-backed cryptocurrency. A closer look reveals several stumbling blocks for the Bolivarian Republic: nonexistent reserves, hyperinflation, centralization, and the impossibility of actual redemption. The attempt will fail, if it’s ever rolled out, adding woes to a region […]

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January 28, 2018 0

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro – Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed Up

Venezuela Seeks Miners for the Petro - Maduro Claims 860,811 Already Signed UpVenezuela is looking for miners for the country’s national cryptocurrency, the Petro. The government has opened up a registry for miners to sign up to mine and gain access to the new currency. According to Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro, 860,811 young people have already registered to create the Petro mining farms. Also read: Venezuela Unveils Mining, […]

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January 4, 2018 0