Maduro Mandates Petro-Financed Public Housing Scheme in Venezuela – CCN.com

Maduro Mandates Petro-Financed Public Housing Scheme in Venezuela – CCN.com

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has mandated that the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, must be used to fund the ‘Great Housing Mission Venezuela’ social housing program. Ildemaro Villarroel, the minister of popular power for habitat and housing – the department overseeing the housing project – confirmed that the program will be funded using the Petro.…

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Facebook Kisses up to Banks as Pushback Threatens Libra Crypto – CCN.com

Facebook Kisses up to Banks as Pushback Threatens Libra Crypto – CCN.com

The conspicuous absence of even a single bank as a founding member of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project was never “intentional,” according to the co-creator of  Libra, David Marcus. Facebook, he said, would love to have banks involved. No banks in Libra Association? No worries In an interview with Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Marcus revealed that…

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