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Venezuela To Start Using Cryptocurrency in Global Trade in Efforts To Fend off U.S. Sanctions

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro says the country is to start using cryptocurrency in both domestic and global trade, as part of efforts to neutralize crippling U.S. economic sanctions. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Sept. 29, Maduro revealed that the move will “give new strength to the use of petro and other cryptocurrencies, national and global, in domestic and foreign trade…” The country has already been trying to use its national crypto, the petro, for this purpose but without much success. Maduro was delivering an anti-sanctions law aimed at spurring economic and social development, both paralyzed by U.S. sanctions. The…

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