Maduro Orders Venezuelan Bank Closures Amid Coronavirus Scare

Maduro Orders Venezuelan Bank Closures Amid Coronavirus ScareIn order to combat the coronavirus outbreak in Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the entire country to quarantine themselves. With an inflation rate that rises more than 10,000% per year, the country’s citizens have already been dealing with economic turmoil. Maduro has also shut down the national banking system and regional authorities banned gasoline […]

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Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in VenezuelaVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros to wager in the casino. The proceeds are expected to be used for healthcare and […]

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Problems Escalate in Venezuela as Millions Rush to Spend Petros

Problems Escalate in Venezuela as Millions Rush to Spend PetrosAccording to the Venezuelan government, millions of families have used the petro, the country’s national digital currency, to pay for goods and services. As shoppers rush to spend their coins, merchants are reportedly struggling, effectively forced to sell goods at a deep discount. At least one merchant is said to have been arrested. Also read: […]

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Maduro Plans to Airdrop Petro to Municipal Leaders and Eligible Citizens

Maduro Plans to Airdrop Petro to Municipal Leaders and Eligible CitizensThe president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro wants the nation state-issued cryptocurrency, petro (PTR) to have the same usability properties as a physical currency. On December 13, Maduro explained on national television that the Superintendence of Crypto-Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip) will be airdropping 0.5 PTR ($30) next week to eligible citizens who register with the […]

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