One of the largest bitcoin-exchanges, Bitfinex, issued a statement that El Petro listing is not planned.
According to the report, El Petro (PTR) not only has limited use, but could be created to circumvent sanctions against the Venezuelan government.
The exchange also reminds that on March 19, the US banned any transactions with digital currencies, digital coins and digital tokens issued directly by the government of Venezuela or on its behalf. This prohibition includes PTR, but may also apply to other tokens that may appear in the future.
We have never had plans to include the PTR or similar tokens in the Bitfinex trading platform. In light of the U.S. sanctions and the other clear sanctions risks of dealing in these products, Bitfinex will not list or transact the PTR or other similar digital tokens. This restriction extends to all customers of the platform, including U.S. persons, and to all activities on Bitfinex, including deposits, financing, trading, and withdrawals.
The exchange also explained that these restrictions apply to all users of the platform, including US residents. In addition, all Bitfinex employees are also prohibited from any transactions with El Petro and other similar digital tokens.