Venezuela Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism

Venezuela Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism

With crushing debt and a starving population, the Maduro government in Venezuela is launching what it says is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency is designed to bypass U.S. government sanctions against the socialist regime.
Venezuela Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism

Venezuela Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism

With crushing debt and a starving population, the Maduro government in Venezuela is launching what it says is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency is designed to bypass U.S. government sanctions against the socialist regime.

Blockchain’s Greatest Impact Will Be in Developing Countries, Says UPenn Lecturer

Most of the attention, flurry and investment around blockchain technology is in the West, where people are investing in cryptocurrencies and focused on a slew of novel applications, like using a blockchain to track vegetables from the field to store shelves.
Venezuela’s Fiat Currency is Declining Rapidly and Bitcoin is Taking Over

Venezuela’s Fiat Currency is Declining Rapidly and Bitcoin is Taking Over

Years of hyperinflation of the Venezuelan bolivar has made the currency nearly unusable.

Venezuelan President Announces Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency “Petro” to Combat ‘US Blockade’

According to Reuters, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro recently announced a new cryptocurrency during a Christmas television special, amid the country’s economic crisis and the plunge of the Venezuelan Bolivar’s value.