Jan 04, 2020 at 08:50
Venezuela Ready to Sell Oil and Gas for Petro Cryptocurrency
President Nicolás Maduro, states that, from 2020, oil will be sold for Petros, the cryptocurrency developed by the Venezuelan government. He assured that this year the country's oil production will be sold in their own oil-backed stablecoin.
Nov 23, 2019 at 11:12
Venezuela Plans to Use Oil Available in Tanks to Back Petro Cryptocurrency
On Wednesday, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro revealed that 30 million barrels worth of oil placed in storage tanks is going to work as the backing for the OPEC nation’s government-owned digital asset known as Petro, that has been going through tougher times including being sanctioned by the U.S government under the leadership of President Donald Trump.
Nov 22, 2019 at 11:59
Venezuela’s President Promises to Pay Pensioners in Digital Asset Petro
On Sunday November 17 of this year, the current president of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro made a statement that the government’s financial authorities will pay a Christmas bonus to a large number of retirees and pensioners using their own national digital asset called the Petro.
Venezuela Turns Tax Revenues into Bitcoin to Bypass Sanctions
The government of Venezuela has allegedly been spinning airport tax revenues into Bitcoin (BTC) and virtual currency to sidestep international sanctions. From the research made by a Spanish newspaper ABC, the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro plus his working admin are allegedly exploiting a virtual currency wallet application to spin tax revenue into popular digital assets, and then traded on cryptocurrency exchanges in different countries including China, Iran, Hungary, Russia, etc.
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.
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.
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.