In total for the first day of selling the tokens Petro Crypto-currency brought $ 735 million. This was reported in his Twitter, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. At the same time Reuters notes that the head of the country did not provide any confirmations.
Free sale of tokens will begin next month, and meanwhile, Petro is at the pre-sale stage. Previously, crypto currency developers said they hoped to get investments from Turkey, Qatar, the US and Europe
A grandes problemas, ¡grandes soluciones! Desde el primer minuto el juego arrancó bien, y arrancamos ganando: 4.777 millones de yuanes o 735 millones de dólares es el resultado inicial de las operaciones de intención de compra del Petro. #AlFuturoConElPetro pic.twitter.com/LoaDgj4rr1
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) 21 February 2018
Venezuela announced the creation of its own crypto currency at the end of last year. The authorities hope that the tokens will help to overcome the protracted economic crisis. It is planned to provide crypto-currency reserves with the country’s oil reserves.