Venezuela Wants to Use Petro to Finance Large Housing Program

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Completing a project to build 3 million homes for its suffering population is the next big initiative Venezuela wants to finance with its digital currency, the petro. The socialist government in Caracas says there is enough money and materials to fulfill the main objective of the “Great Housing Mission.” Also read: Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss…

Maduro Says Petro Purchasers Can Exchange It For Any Crypto, Plans to Take Petro to OPEC in 2019

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Allegations that Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is all hot air hasn’t stopped President Nicolas Maduro from announcing a special exchange period for the Petro, and that he’ll be presenting it to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next year as a unit of account for Venezuelan oil. RT @PresidencialVen: #NOTICIA NEWS: Everyone who saves…

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…