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

Venezuela has requested consultations with the U.S. government in connection with “discriminatory” sanctions against its national digital currency. 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 […]

Continue Reading

Venezuela Introduces Crypto, Foreign Fiat Operations Taxation

Venezuelan government’s official newspaper has published a decree that allows the authorities to tax operations with cryptocurrency and foreign fiat. Venezuelan government has published a new decree that introduces taxation for operations with cryptocurrency and foreign fiat in its official newspaper Monday, Jan. 7. The decree No. 3,719, published in the Gaceta Oficial edition No. […]

Continue Reading

Report: Venezuela Converts Pension Bonuses into State-Issued Crypto Petro

Venezuela has reportedly automatically converted pensioners’ most recent monthly bonus into its national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro. Venezuela has automatically converted pensioners’ most recent monthly bonus into its national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR), according to a report from English-language politics blog Caracas Chronicles Dec. 12. First launched as a pre-sale in February, the controversial […]

Continue Reading

Harvard Economist: Bitcoin’s Future Value More Likely to Be $100 Than $100K

Ex-chief economist of the IMF and Harvard University Professor of Economics and Public Policy Kenneth Rogoff has characterized Bitcoin as “a lottery ticket.” The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has characterized Bitcoin (BTC) as “a lottery ticket,” in an article for major United Kingdom daily broadsheet The Guardian Dec. 10. Writing […]

Continue Reading

Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much […]

Continue Reading

Venezuela: Maduro Raises Petro’s Value By 150 Percent Amid Ongoing Inflation

Venezuela’s Maduro has increased the Petro’s value from 3,600 to 9,000 bolivars in the midst of ongoing inflation in the country. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has raised the reference value of the national cryptocurrency, Petro, against the background of the country’s ongoing hyperinflation, the president’s official Twitter tweeted Nov. 30. According to major Latin American […]

Continue Reading

Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 19–25: SIX Launches Multi-Crypto ETP, BCH’s Hard Fork Remains Contentious

KPMG releases a report that remains bullish on cryptocurrencies, while Bakkt announces a target launch date for the end of January. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much […]

Continue Reading

Venezuela: Parliament Approves Crypto Bill to Combat ‘Financial Blockade’

Venezuela’s National Assembly adopts crypto legislation and amendments to AML policy in order to allow international Petro trading and circumvent U.S. sanctions. The Constituent National Assembly of Venezuela has approved a bill on cryptocurrency regulation, the country’s Ministry for Communication and Information reported Nov. 21. The law was proposed by the country’s leader Nicolas Maduro […]

Continue Reading