Poland Isn't Interested in Petro

Poland’s Ministry of Finance has denied reports that it is interested in the petro, the Venezuelan ”oil-backed” cryptocurrency
26 February 2018   444

Earlier this month, Venezuela claimed that a few countries have expressed interest in receiving the petro for commerce with Venezuela such as Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Vietnam, Poland, and others. This is reported by Coindesk.

Minister of Foreign Trade of Venezuela, José Vielma Mora, according to Telesur TV said that Poland and a number of other countries have “expressed interest in exporting goods to Venezuela like food and medicine” and receiving payments for them in petro coins.

Polish issue Gazeta asked Polish Ministry of Finance for the comment.

The Ministry of Finance did not receive any letter in this matter…Cryptocurrencies are not issued or guaranteed by the central bank or other state institutions. Therefore, they are not legal tender or currency, they can not be used to pay tax liabilities and are not widely accepted at commercial and service outlets.
 

Polish Ministry of Finance 

The Venezuelan government reported last week that they has raised more than $1 billion from the petro’s pre-sale in just two days, but some experts believes that "petro hasn’t raised a dime".

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   104

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.