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

Category: Altcoins, News

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

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

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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President Nicolas Maduro Set to Create Youth Bank Funded by Petro Cryptocurrency

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President Nicolas Maduro Set to Create Youth Bank Funded by Petro Cryptocurrency

The Petro flame seems to be burning ever brighter despite the condemnations and criticisms that the Venezuelan national cryptocurrency has faced both locally and internationally since its arrival in February 2018. On May 3, 2018, the nation’s president has revealed that Venezuela is on the verge of establishing a youth bank that will be funded entirely by the oil-backed petro…

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Venezuela Offers India 30 Percent Discount on Crude Oil if it Uses the Petro

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Venezuela Offers India 30 Percent Discount on Crude Oil if it Uses the Petro

India can gain a 30 percent discount on crude oil purchases from Venezuela only if the payments are made using the state-endorsed digital currency, the Petro, which is backed by the country’s oil and mineral reserves. Coinsecure Thinking of Listing the Petro The Petro is a cryptocurrency which was developed by the government of Venezuela and was launched sometime in…

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The Venezuela State-owned Cryptocurrency Receives the Satoshi Nakamoto Prize in Russia

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The Venezuela State-owned Cryptocurrency Receives the Satoshi Nakamoto Prize in Russia

The Venezuela state-owned cryptocurrency, Petro, has been awarded the Satoshi Nakamoto Prize by the Russian Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Association (RACIB). The award ceremony was part of RACIB’s BLOCKCHEINF-2018 international congress. Suspected Russian Involvement RACIB is an advocacy group active in the Russian blockchain and cryptocurrency scene. Petro was one of the 13 other award recipients in different categories encompassing mainstream…

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Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency Fell Short of the Mark, but Who’s Next?

Category: Altcoins, Business, Commentary, News, Regulation, Tech

Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency Fell Short of the Mark, but Who’s Next?

NEM’s blockchain has a surprising new use case after Venezuela’s government announced it would be using it to build its very own oil-backed “petro” token. Promising Concept, Poor Execution Sitting on the most significant crude oil reserve in the world, Venezuela theoretically has ample supplies to back its 100 million PTR tokens with 100 million barrels of oil. The project…

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