Looks like first governmental tokensale is going great. Petro tokensaled raised $735M on the first day of sale. This is reported by News Bitcoin Com.
Petro Pre Sale
Totally 82.4 million petro tokens are offered for the pre-sale phase, as whitepaper details.
The presale and initial offer will be made in hard currencies and cryptocurrencies, but not bolivars…Our responsibility is to put (the petro) in the best hands and then a secondary market will appear.
The Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies
As the Minister for University Education, Science and Technology, Hugbel Roa says the traffic to the petro website “quintupled with the global announcement of the pre-sale of the Venezuelan cryptocurrency,” shortly after midnight local time.
Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country’s “petro."
Interesting information can be found in the Petro buyers manual.
The Blockchain launched by the Venezuelan State has robust security mechanisms since its programming elements are related to a technological platform called: NEM blockchain.
Petro Buyer's Manual
Looks like Venezuelian government chose NEM as a basis for it's token instead of popular Ethereum blockchain.