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US Accuses Five Russians and Two Venezuelans of Smuggling Oil, Millitary Equipment Using Crypto

On October 19, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) accused two Venezuelan citizens and five Russians of using cryptocurrencies to launder money for Russian oligarchs by selling oil barrels from sanctions-hit Venezuela. According to the press release, the defendants smuggled millions of barrels of oil to Russia and China, laundering “tens of millions of dollars.” They used crypto to launder part of the funds . Among the Russian defendants are Yury Orekhov, Artem Uss...

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Venezuela to Raise Minimum Wage 18-Fold By Pegging it to Half a Petro

The South American nation has seen economic struggles for years, whether prompted by hyperinflation or simply low salaries. Now, though, the president – Nicolas Maduro – announced a positive development for the locals in the form of an 18-fold increase in the monthly minimum wage. 18x Salary Increase Due to the Petro Long before El Salvador legalized bitcoin, Venezuela already had a compelling history with the cryptocurrency industry. At one point, it was among the most...

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Venezuela’s International Airport to Reportedly Accept Bitcoin Payments for Flight Tickets

Simón Bolivar International Airport, also known as Maiquetía, plans to enable customers to purchase airline tickets using digital assets. according to a recent report. Bitcoin Could Take You in The Air Local news media reported recently that Maiquetía International Airport could soon jump on the cryptocurrency bandwagon by allowing clients to pay for tickets and other services in Bitcoin, Dash, and Petro – a digital asset issued by the Venezuelan government. Freddy Borges –...

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Inflation und was Tomatensuppe damit zu tun hat

In der Büchse der Tomatensuppe der Firma Campbell befindet seit 1895 exakt dieselbe Menge an Tomatensuppe. Dies macht dieses Produkt weltweit so einzigartig und unikat. Es kommt einem auf den ersten Blick ziemlich wirr vor: Was bitteschön hat Tomatensuppe mit Inflation und Wirtschaftstheorie zu tun? Auf den ersten Blick nicht viel. Aber es ist eben superspannend: Erstens einmal ist die Verpackung legendär, retro im Stil; dennoch...

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Over 31% of People in Latin America Want to Invest in Bitcoin

Despite being an underdeveloped region, Latin America sets an example for the whole world in terms of adoption, trading, and interest in cryptocurrencies.A recent survey revealed that more than 30% of Latinos are interested in investing in crypto, either to increase their wealth or at least to maintain its value in times of economic instability.The study, commissioned by Sherlock Communications, includes a survey of more than 2,200 people in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico to...

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Pizza Hut Now Accepts Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies in Venezuela

An endless number of economic sanctions imposed by the United States and an endless number of bad policies imposed by the Venezuelan government have led to an increasing love for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the latin american nation. This week, Pizza Hut, one of the oldest pizza chains in the country began to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as payment.On November 27, 2020, Pizza Hut’s customers began to have the option to pay for their orders with cryptocurrency. This...

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Venezuela Buys 71 Tons of Paper to Print More Cash

The government of Venezuela does not know what else to do to control its economy and is trying to save its financial life by doing what all the world governments are doing: printing more money… A lot of money.Sources close to the Venezuelan government revealed that the country’s Central Bank has just bought 71 tons of paper to print money. Experts believe this new batch of paper will supply the country’s demand for bills of the highest possible denomination: 100,000 sovereign Bolivars —or the...

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Paxful Shuts Down Operations in Venezuela, Cites OFAC Sanctions

Another day, another bad news for the people of Venezuela. Paxful has decided to stop supporting the country, giving users 30 days to withdraw their funds and preventing any new sign-ins.Throughout the day, users of the platform received an email, in which Paxful warned it had to “close its operations” in Venezuela after months of hard work:“Although we made our best efforts during several months, we are sad to announce that, in view of the concern for the regulatory scenario, Paxful will...

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Chainalysis: Cryptocurrency Plays an Important Role in Venezuela’s Economy

The use of cryptocurrencies in Venezuela has thrived over the years, and although they may not be the revolution that many expected, they have managed to fit into the financial thinking of the people there more strongly than in other countries.The status of crypto and blockchain technology in the country has evolved significantly. A recent report by the blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis concluded that the South American country’s financial crisis catalyzed a greater interest and openness...

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Venezeula Could Start Collecting Taxes And Sanctions in Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Council of Mayors has signed a new tax agreement in 305 municipalities across the country. Called National Tax Harmonization Agreement, it will allow the nation to raise taxes and sanctions using the nation’s cryptocurrency – the Petro.Cryptocurrency Tax Collection In VenezuelaAccording to the recent local report, the mayor of the Libertador Bolivarian Municipality signed the document after a presidential pass on behalf of the Bolivarian Council of Mayors. Venezuelan...

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