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Maduro has allowed Venezuelans to store savings in "петро" and gold - RIA Novosti, 8/27/2018


MOSCOW, 27 Aug — RIA Novosti. The president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro declared that residents of the country will be able to do accumulation in cryptocurrency "петро" now and gold.© of REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins of Maduro has increased the minimum wage in Venezuela by 60 times "the People of Venezuela will get access to purchase "петро" as in currency of international exchange in the country … to buy things on the Internet to pay trips abroad and … to do savings" — Maduro has written to Twitter. The president has presented two kinds of gold ingots which will be available to sale to the population. "We already have thousands of ingots of gold, them will be millions that the people of Venezuela could do savings. I represent two types of ingots within the plan of creation of national accumulation: ingots weighing 1,5 and 2,5 grams" — he has explained. According to Maduro the cost of an ingot weighing 1,5 grams will be 3,7 thousand bolivares, 2,5-gram will cost the buyer 6,3 thousand bolivares.© of AFP 2018/Federico Parra Venezuela intends to pay with Russia for auto parts in a petroglav of the state also declared creation of the ministry of domestic trade. Earlier Maduro said that since August 20 in Venezuela two currencies — bolivar and "петро" will go. At the same time old money also so far remains until their disappearance. At the same time the sovereign bolivar will be attached to "петро". The central bank will begin to publish official figures of a binding of bolivar to "петро" every day. Venezuela has released on February 20 the cryptocurrency provided with oil "петро", having become the first country with own cryptocurrency which is supported by oil reserves.

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