16 Cryptocurrency Exchanges have Obtained a License in Venezuela
As the pre-sale period for the country’s digital currency Petro finished, the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has announced the project collected more than 3 billion dollars. He has also certified 16 crypto exchanges, hoping they will add the Petro to their trading lists.
Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Petro Banned by Trump Executive Order
On Monday, March 20, the White House released a new cryptocurrency trading ban, signed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on the Venezuelan state-issued digital currency, the Petro. The document includes a list of sanctions against Venezuela that are presently active.
Bitcoin Miners Steal Electricity in Venezuela
Four people have been arrested in Venezuela for using the country’s electricity illegally by mining Bitcoins. Bitcoin mining is a very power-intensive activity consuming many units of electricity a day. Implying that if unpaid electricity is used, within just a few weeks, millions of dollars in power revenue could be lost.