Coinbase Transfers Halted in Venezuela – U.S. Sanctions to Blame?

Coinbase Transfers Halted in Venezuela – U.S. Sanctions to Blame?

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Initially revealed on August 2, 2018, several Venezuelan Coinbase users abruptly lost the ability to withdraw or send cryptocurrency, prompting speculation that the exchange may have its hands tied by US-Venezuela sanctions. Purportedly, Venezuela-based Coinbase users are still able to buy or sell cryptocurrency on the platform but may run into trouble when attempting to…

India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount

India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount

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The government of India has formally rejected Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, despite an attempt to entice India with a 30% discount. Dependent on the Latin American country’s oil, a steady, uninterrupted supply is key to growing one of the world’s most populous nations. Venezuela is in the midst of dramatically bad economic fortune compounded…