Russian bank helps Venezuela defy US sanctions on cryptocurrency


The world’s first state-backed digital currency ‘el petro’ launched by Venezuela this year to circumvent US sanctions is reportedly getting help from a Russian bank.

According to Associated Press, Russia’s Evrofinance Mosnarbank has become the first international financial institution so far willing to back the petro after US authorities warned potential investors over related risks.

Investors who registered with Venezuela’s government and downloaded the petro’s wallet software were invited to buy the cryptocurrency by wiring a minimum of €1,000 to a Venezuelan government account at Evrofinance. The wallet software is available in Spanish, English and Russian.

source: https://www.rt.com/business/426775-russian-bank-venezuela-sanctions/

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