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Venezuela to Sell Oil for Petro Cryptocurrency in 2019, Says Maduro

Venezuela’s President Maduro has said the nation will sidestep the U.S. dollar and phase in use of its controversial petro token for oil sales starting next year. According to a report from state-run media network TeleSUR on Thursday, Venezuela’s President Maduro said that the move is aimed at minimizing the dollar’s dominance in the industry and diversifying the… Read More »

Questions Raises on Petro’s “cryptocurrency” status Following Hike in Price By President Maduro

Cryptocurrency market has lost $45 billion in total, bitcoin still stand on top and the value of other cryptocurrencies are volatile. As on December 03, 2018, the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro has increased the price of Petro cryptocurrency with 150 percent. Petro is the national cryptocurrency of Venezuela which was valued 3600 sovereign bolivars to 9000 bolivars. In… Read More »

Petro… Petro… Get ’em While They’re Hot!

After what seems like an unnecessarily long bout of teasing, we can finally get our hands on all those lovely Venezuelan Petro.  As Bitcoinist reported earlier this month, the Petro has been finally launched by the Venezuela government. Today, the Vice-President of the Economy announced the release on Twitter with this lovely infographic. #Enterate || El Petro podrá… Read More »

Invest in Gold and Crypto Petro, Venezuela’s President Tells Public in Fresh TV Plug

The president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro called on workers to save in gold and state-run cryptocurrency Petro during a salary shake-up he announced Thursday, October 18, local news portal Noticiero Digital reports. In a television broadcast, Maduro said that “in the coming weeks,” workers would begin receiving bonus payments “based on” Petro, rather than extant fiat currency, the… Read More »

Maduro: Petro Public Sale In November While Website and Wallet Are Live

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro has made a series of announcements concerning the Petro. Currently, the public sale for the controversial virtual currency is set for November 5th. Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro gave key updates about the nation’s Petro digital currency during a joint radio and television broadcast. According to a notice published on Venezuela’s government website, people are… Read More »

Venezuela Citizens See ‘No Sign’ of National Petro Cryptocurrency

Amidst a mounting economic crisis, Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency the Petro is nowhere to be found. Numerous reports indicate an almost non-existent usage within the country. ‘Hard to Spot Almost Anywhere’ According to a report from Reuters dated August 30th, the Venezuelan town of Atapirire has not yet reaped the fruits of Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency efforts. The situation mirrors the… Read More »

Report Finds Venezuela’s Petro is Not Being Used in the Country

Following the creation of Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, citizens in the economically tumultuous country say that use of the Petro is nowhere to be found.The new investigative report from Reuter’s comes just a couple weeks after President Maduro declared it as the second national currency and mandated that banks adopt it as a traditional currency.The Petro was… Read More »

Venezuela’s Central Bank Unveils App to Convert New Crypto-Pegged ‘Sovereign Bolivar’

Hyperinflation in Venezuela is so bad, the nation’s Central Bank has released an Android app to help citizens calculate how many new sovereign bolivar units they possess. The release arrives after the national government re-denominated the old currency last week.  As hyperinflation mounts in Venezuela, the national government seems to be staking nearly all it has on the ‘Petro’… Read More »

Crypto is Taking Over Venezuela, Due to the Country’s Destroyed Fiat System

Venezuela is facing hyperinflation and international sanctions that have brought the economy and its people to their knees. In response, President Nicolás Maduro recently mandated that his Petro crypto will become the nation’s second official currency starting tomorrow, August 20. In relation, some believe a “post-fiat” world is emerging in the country, with both the government and local citizens increasingly… Read More »

Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate

On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new single exchange rate for the bolivar that’s pegged to the Petro virtual currency. Under the new guidelines, one Petro would equal $60 dollars, which means the nation’s currency is essentially devalued by 96 percent.  Amid immense political and economic turmoil in the South American nation, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro… Read More »