カテゴリー: Petro

The Daily: Cryptocurrencies on the Davos Agenda, FINMA Issues Rules for Cryptoassets

The Daily: Cryptocurrencies on the Davos Agenda, FINMA Issues Rules for CryptoassetsIn this edition of The Daily, we look at the decision to add cryptocurrencies as a topic of discussion at the next World Economic Forum in Davos. We also focus on the latest recommendations on digital assets by Switzerland’s financial regulator, as well as a Venezuelan state’s plans to use the petro in cross-border trade with […]

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Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer Balances

Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer BalancesVenezuela’s controversial national cryptocurrency, the petro, is slowly permeating the everyday lives of its citizens. The currency, each unit of which is supposedly backed by a barrel of oil, has begun appearing on screens when Venezuelan customers log in to their bank accounts. The move marks the latest attempt by President Nicolás Maduro’s government to […]

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Venezuela Begins Public Sale of National Cryptocurrency Petro

The Venezuelan government has opened up an exchange desk for the country’s national cryptocurrency at the headquarters of the Superintendency of Cryptoassets. According to the government, investors can now purchase the petro with a number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Delegates from China have reportedly purchased some with yuan. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Venezuela Authorizes 6 Exchanges to Start Selling National Cryptocurrency Petro

Venezuela Authorizes 6 Exchanges to Start Selling National Cryptocurrency PetroVenezuela has authorized six cryptocurrency exchanges to start selling its national cryptocurrency, the petro, according to the government’s website. The petro, which recently became a Venezuelan national currency, can now be purchased at the six exchanges, local media report. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Six Websites Authorized to Sell Petro The […]

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U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan Petro

U.S. Senators Push for Stronger Sanctions Against Venezuelan PetroA bipartisan group of senators in the United States are seeking strong sanctions against Venezuela’s Petro. The proposed sanctions would extend an executive order from March to prohibit U.S. residents from providing software to the Venezuelan government in its efforts to launch the Petro. Also Read: Venezuela Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With Petro U.S. Lawmakers […]

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Venezuela Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With Petro

Venezuela Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With PetroVenezuelan authorities have found another way to impose the adoption of the state-issued cryptocurrency, the petro. Citizens will soon have to pay with the government-controlled digital coin if they want to obtain a travel document. Hundreds of Venezuelans are leaving the crisis-hit country every day. Also read: New Stablecoins: From Cryptopound and Metal-Backed Swiss Coin […]

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Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum Developer

Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum DeveloperAn Ethereum developer is claiming the state-backed petro (PTR) cryptocurrency, a plaything to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has taken substantial amounts of its newly published whitepaper from Dash (DASH). Indeed, at least at first glance, it does appear there are close similarities between the altcoin and the world’s first national cryptocurrency.    Also read: Bitcoin Cash […]

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Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New Whitepaper

Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New WhitepaperVenezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has made several claims regarding his country’s digital currency this week. He announced the launch of the petro as a national currency on Monday, reportedly claiming that it is already “present in the world’s six topmost international exchange houses.” A new whitepaper has also been published showing that the petro is […]

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Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency Petro Has No Users, No Investors and No Oil to Back It Up

Reuters: Venezuela’s Petro Has No Users, No Investors and No Oil to Back It UpThe petro has stirred up a lot of debate among the cryptocurrency community. Some believe it is a successful example of using the technology to create resource-backed assets and bypassing financial sanctions. Others see it as a scam by a corrupt government that already inflicted economic calamities such as hyperinflation against its own citizens. A […]

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A Look at Venezuela’s Other Cryptocurrencies, While the Petro Takes Center Stage

A Look at Venezuela’s Other Coins, While Petro Takes the Center StageFinancially troubled Venezuela, which is introducing the new, denominated, crypto-anchored “sovereign bolivar” this week, is also the birthplace of a number of alternative coins beside the state-issued, oil-backed national cryptocurrency, El Petro. Crisis-hit Venezuelans are actually using some of them in real life, according to the local crypto community.      Also read: Coinhive Mints Quarter […]

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