As reported by Polish newspaper Gazeta.pl representatives of the Ministry of Finance and of foreign Affairs of Poland denied the rumors about Polish interest in trading with Venezuela through the use of recently released national Venezuelan Petro cryptocurrency.
In early February, the news Agency TeleSur, funded by the government of Venezuela announced that the new cryptocurrency Petro interested foreign investors from several European countries, including Poland. It was noted that Poland plans to build Venezuela food and medicines in exchange for Petro.
The Polish Ministry of Finance announced Gazeta.pl Poland has not received any proposals on cooperation with Venezuela. In addition, cryptocurrencies are not legal tender and are not used as a tool for financial cooperation in Poland.
The Polish government foreign Affairs also said that Poland did not declare their interest in transactions with cryptocurrency Petro.
In the words of President Nicolas Maduro, ICO cryptocurrency Petro on February 20, allegedly brought more than $735 million, But official data is not yet there.
The denial followed the rise in Poland of alertness in relation to cryptocurrencies. Recently, Poland’s Central Bank acknowledged that the finances of the social media campaign against investing in cryptocurrencies. At the same time, a team of Polish Blockchain Technology Accelerator (PATB) is working to create a national cryptocurrency — “digital Złoty” (dPLN).
The developers have removed the speculative properties of the dPLN, considering the possibility of associating the value with Złoty and refused to use the blockchain for its transactions. After that, PATB lost the support of its main patron, the Ministry of digital technologies:
“The Ministry supports the development of Blockchain technology, but does not support projects and research related to cryptocurrencies. We would also like to inform you that the Ministry of digital technologies no longer supports Polish Blockchain Technology Accelerator”.