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Much Ado About the Petro: What Is Venezuela’s President Maduro up To?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Exchange, Finance, ICO News, Investment, News

Much Ado About the Petro: What Is Venezuela’s President Maduro up To?

Several conflicting accounts abound of the situation on ground in South America’s largest oil producer, but what is known for sure is that on Saturday, August 18, 2018, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a controversial attempt to escape the woes of the near-worthless Bolivar by creating a new state-backed digital currency called the “Petro”. What exactly is the Petro, and…

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Venezuelan Authorities Mandate Local Banks to Integrate Oil-backed Petro Cryptocurrency

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

Venezuelan Authorities Mandate Local Banks to Integrate Oil-backed Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his cabinet are determined to liberate the nation from the age-long economic crisis that has plagued the region, with its native digital currency the Petro. Per a France 24 report on August 28, 2018, authorities have ordered local banks present in the region to adopt the Petro crypto. Banks to Use the Petro Altcoin According…

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Oil-backed Petro Cryptocurrency Set to Officially Become Venezuela’s Second Unit of Account

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Finance, News, Tech

Oil-backed Petro Cryptocurrency Set to Officially Become Venezuela’s Second Unit of Account

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced on August 14, 2018 that with effect from August 20, 2018, the petro cryptocurrency would officially become the second unit of account in the nation, as the central bank issued altcoin will be used extensively by state-owned oil firm, PDVSA and may also be used to pay workers’ salaries. Petro Crypto Goes Official…

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Venezuela’s Move to Crypto and away from State Sanctions and Inflation

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Venezuela’s Move to Crypto and away from State Sanctions and Inflation

In order to curb inflation in Venezuela, five zeroes will be removed from the national currency, the Bolivar according to July 26, 2018, reports. Furthermore, the value of the money will reportedly be tied to the government-controlled cryptocurrency, the Petro. Venezuela before the Fall Hyperinflation has plagued Venezuela since the 2014 drop in oil prices proved to be a cataclysm…

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Housing the Homeless: Venezuela Set to Build Homes with Petro Cryptocurrency

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Housing the Homeless: Venezuela Set to Build Homes with Petro Cryptocurrency

Despite initial criticisms that threatened to fire down Venezuelan President Maduro’s oil-backed crypto initiative, the Petro appears to be waxing stronger with each passing day. Now, the state’s authorities are set to build homes for the homeless with the altcoin funds. The Maduro Dream According to a Venezuelan news source, Telesur, the South American nation is looking to finance a…

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Crypto Markets Decline Stopped by SEC Decision That Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Are Not Securities: Week in Review Jun. 18

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Ethereum, Finance, News, News Digest, Regulation, Tech

Crypto Markets Decline Stopped by SEC Decision That Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Are Not Securities: Week in Review Jun. 18

It has been a sobering week for crypto investors as the price of bitcoin continued last week’s decline to drop another ten percent versus last week’s close after a new study suggested that Tether (USDT) trading manipulated the bitcoin rally of late-2017. Fortunately, for bitcoin and – especially ether – holders, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director William…

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Exploring a Fedcoin and Other State-Backed Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

Exploring a Fedcoin and Other State-Backed Cryptocurrencies

While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were built to rival fiat currencies issued by centralized institutions, they have now become more popular as an investment tool rather than a payment method. Recognizing this emerging market, legacy financial institutions are now contemplating taking their first step in the world of cryptocurrencies. Several central banks around the globe, for example, have already expressed…

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India Squashes Petro Rumors, Will Not Accept the Digital Currency For Oil Imports

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India Squashes Petro Rumors, Will Not Accept the Digital Currency For Oil Imports

Despite the criticisms that the controversial Petro cryptocurrency has faced both locally and internationally since its launch in February 2018, the coin’s backers have unsuccessfully tried their best to gain relevance and seek a robust use-case. However, most countries have thwarted the idea of using a cryptocurrency for official deals. India Shuns the Petro Amongst them is India, a long-time…

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Central Bank of Norway to Develop Digital Currency Following Decline in Cash Usage

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Central Bank of Norway to Develop Digital Currency Following Decline in Cash Usage

Prompted by the decline in cash usage, Norges Bank, a central financial institution of Norway, is looking forward to developing its own cryptocurrency. As per Norges Bank’s recent report, dubbed the “Central Bank Digital Currency”(CBDC), plans to act as an alternative to fiat currency to “ensure confidence in money and monetary system.” Other central banks are also analyzing the possibility…

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

A small-time Moscow bank that boasts of President Nicolas Maduro as their largest shareholder, along with two Russian companies, is the new ‘it’ thing for investors that aim at investing in Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency ‘petro.’ Getting Around U.S. Laws The Moscow-based bank, called Evrofinance Mosnarbank, has made a name for itself in the international financial market as being the first…

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