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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

Over 900 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin Cash

About 945 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin CashThe number of online retailers accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) has swelled to more than 945 stores in the last few months. According to Marco Coino, which provides a directory of merchants that accept payments in BCH, more than 670 bricks and mortar retailers also now handle transactions in the cryptocurrency. In October, that figure stood […]

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January 2, 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

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 Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With Petro

Venezuela Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With PetroVenezuelan authorities have found another way to impose the adoption of the state-issued cryptocurrency, the petro. Citizens will soon have to pay with the government-controlled digital coin if they want to obtain a travel document. Hundreds of Venezuelans are leaving the crisis-hit country every day. Also read: New Stablecoins: From Cryptopound and Metal-Backed Swiss Coin […]

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October 7, 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