Maduro announced the use of cryptocurrency «Petro» in international payments

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Archival photoMaduro announced the use of cryptocurrency «Petro» in international payments© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday that from October 1 this year, the cryptocurrency «Petro» to be used when making international payments.

«October 1, «Peter» out on the streets to become a medium for barter, buy and convertible currency for the entire world,» said Maduro on state television.

Venezuela 20 Feb released provided oil cryptocurrency «Peter», becoming the first country with its own cryptocurrency, which is supported by the oil reserves. Earlier, Maduro had identified the cost of a «Petro» to 60 dollars, or 3.6 thousand new bolivars.

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