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

The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned Moscow-based bank Evrofinance, claiming it was the main international bank that helped finance Venezuela’s controversial oil-backed crypto. 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). […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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