Jul 06, 2019 at 12:02
Nicolas Maduro Forces Banco de Venezuela to Accept Petro
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, issued an order to Banco de Venezuela (BDV), a global financial institution based in Caracas, to begin accepting the Petro (PTR), the country’s popular oil-backed digital currency. Through the Minister of Finance, the President told the country’s third market leader with a market share for deposits of more than 11.2%, to begin allowing Petro cryptocurrency in all of its functioning branches.
Mar 27, 2019 at 10:35
Political Turmoil Sees Venezuelans Store Wealth in Crypto
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, one of the most oil-rich countries in South America and the world at large, is still experiencing political instabilities and this has led its economy to stagnate. The traditional (fiat) currency bolivar has lost value due to the hyperinflation that hit the country, this has forced its citizens to massively store their wealth in crypto currencies such as petro, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and others.
Feb 15, 2019 at 18:21
Cryptocurrency Payments in Venezuela Subject to 15% Commission
The authority responsible for the regulation of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, known as the National Superintendence of Cryptos Related Activities of Venezuela, SUNACRIP, recently released regulations dealing with the sending and receiving of remittances in digital currency friendly nations within the South American continent. The authoritative instrument was publicly published in the Official Gazette 41,581 on Feb 7 this year, DiarioBitcoin reports.
Petro & Oil Reserves Supporting It Perhaps Don't Exist, Report Shows
A month down the road since Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan president, proclaimed the formation of the Petro, a state-backed crypto which would allegedly take the nation out of six-digit hyperinflation, the only place where the Petro crypto appears to exist is in the media.