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Venezuela’s Maduro Compels All Banks to Allow Trade in El Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s Maduro government recently took another step towards promoting its state-issued cryptocurrency, El Petro. The Venezuelan government asked Banco de Venezuela and all of its branches to allow citizens to buy and sell El Petro, the state-issued cryptocurrency that Maduro has been pushing aggressively.Venezuela has been facing tremendous pressure

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President Maduro Orders The Bank of Venezuela to Accept Petro Crypto

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro ordered the country’s leading bank, Banco de Venezuela, to accept the nation’s cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR) at all of its branches, the country’s Finance Ministry tweeted on July 4.According to the tweet, Maduro gave “the express order to open Petro desks in all the branches

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Maduro Orders Venezuela’s Biggest Bank to Accept Crypto Petro Nationwide

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has announced an order requiring Banco de Venezuela —the country’s biggest bank— to open desks for transactions in Petros in each of its near 790 agencies across the country.Maduro stated:“I am giving the explicit order to open Petro transaction desks at all Banco de

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Venezuela and Russia Discuss Mutual Trades in Petro and Russian Ruble: Report

Venezuela is considering to close mutual trade settlements with Russia using the ruble, Russian government-backed TV channel RT reports on May 17. Jorge Valero.Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva said they are also discussing uses for the state-owned Petro (PTR) cryptocurrency.Valero reportedly revealed that Venezuelan authorities are

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US Sanctions Moscow-Based Bank Accused of Financing Venezuela’s Controversial Petro

The United States Treasury Department has added Moscow-based bank Evrofinance Mosnarbank to its sanctions list, alleging it was the “primary international financial institution willing to finance” Venezuela’s controversial national oil-backed cryptocurrency, Petro (PTR). The news was announced in an official Treasury press release published on March 11.In its statement,

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Venezuelan WTO Request Accuses US of ‘Discriminatory Measures’ Against Petro Coin

Venezuela has taken issue with United States sanctions, including those levied against transactions in the country’s national digital currency, the Petro (PTR), according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation request, published Jan. 8.The request, dubbed “United States — Measures relating to trade in goods and services,” was originally filed

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No One Knows What Venezuela’s Petro Cryptocurrency is Actually Worth

The value of Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, is seemingly currently unclear, and even taking a look at official government sources yields inconclusive results, given substantial price differences. The petro, announced in December of 2017 as a tool for the South American nation to combat international sanctions, has been a controversial

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Venezuelan Government Forcing Petro Down the Pensioners’ Throats

The Government of Venezuela is reportedly taking pensioners’ bolivars from their accounts and replacing them with their cryptocurrency, the Petro. According to Caracas Chronicles, the elderly residents recently received their monthly pensions in Venezuela’s official currency. Their wallet service, dubbed as Motherland, sent a notification that their accounts were credited with

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