Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says that the country managed to raise $ 735 million in first day sales cryptocurrencies Petro.
About this Maduro announced late on Tuesday evening, although no evidence has been presented.
A grandes problemas, ¡grandes soluciones! Desde el primer minuto el juego arrancó bien, y arrancamos ganando: 4.777 millones de yuanes o 735 millones de dólares es el resultado inicial de las operaciones de intención de compra del Petro. #AlFuturoConElPetro pic.twitter.com/LoaDgj4rr1— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) February 21, 2018
Reuters and the Associated Press stated that no information about who invested during the pre-sale, Maduro has not released.
Today was born the cryptocurrency, which can be compared to Superman. We took a giant step into the 21st century.
Presale began on Tuesday and is expected to last for the next month.
The Venezuelan government claims that a single token petro provided by one barrel of oil and pegged to the market price of the previous day.
The question of which network will function the token remains unresolved. One of the documents we are talking about ethereum, and the other, called “buyers Guide” it is a network of the NEM.
Despite all this, Venezuela is actually the first country in the world that decided to release a cryptocurrency. Although within the country and beyond its policy limits were sceptical about this event.
The Venezuelan Congress believes that this is another opportunity for corruption, and the senators of the United States is concerned that the way China can defeat the US sanctions against Venezuela.