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Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’

Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’ Venezuela is pushing back against U.S. sanctions before the World Trade Organization, including ones imposed against its controversial cryptocurrency efforts. The complaint, filed late last month and published this week, addresses a number of actions taken by the U.S. in recent …

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Report: Venezuela Is Forcibly Converting Pension Balances to the Petro

Report: Venezuela Is Forcibly Converting Pension Balances to the Petro Venezuela has reportedly begun converting pensioners’ monthly payments into its controversial cryptocurrency, the petro. According to the Caracas Chronicles, an English-language politics and economics blog based in the country, the government has recently been taking the bolivares (the country’s current …

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This Bitcoin Skeptic Wants to Make ‘Stable’ Cryptos for Venezuela

This Bitcoin Skeptic Wants to Make ‘Stable’ Cryptos for Venezuela Economist Steve Hanke often scoffs that bitcoin isn’t “a real currency.” The Johns Hopkins University professor has also compared the cryptocurrency market to the Dutch tulip bubble, and even went so far once as to claim crypto exchange hacks prove …

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Mozilla is matching all donations to the Tor Project – TechCrunch

Mozilla is matching all donations to the Tor Project – TechCrunch Firefox parent Mozilla is returning to back the Tor Project, its long-time ally, after it committed to matching all donations made to fund Tor, the open source initiative to improve online privacy which has just started its annual end of …

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US Senators Seek Stronger Sanctions on Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency

US Senators Seek Stronger Sanctions on Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency A bipartisan group of U.S. senators are pushing for tighter sanctions against Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, known as the petro. The bill, known as the Venezuela Humanitarian Relief, Reconstruction and Rule of Law Act of 2018, covers a range of areas related …

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