Venezuelan Banks to Use El Petro to Display Balances

First two banks that started to demonstrate users' balances in El Petro are Banesco and Mercantil
07 November 2018   997

Some Venezuelan banks began to display the balances on users' accounts in the national cryptocurrency El Petro, Bitcoin.com reports.

User's balance in El Petro
User's balance in El Petro

Thus, despite the fact that the majority of residents are not particularly interested in using “oil-secured” cryptocurrency, financial institutions of the country carry out the orders of the authorities, actively integrating the new means of payment into online banking. This includes, in particular, the Venezuelan banks Banesco and Mercantil. The source also reports that BBVA Provincial and BFC will soon follow the example of these banks.

In August, the authorities of Venezuela, within the framework of the monetary reform, denominated the local currency, depreciated due to hyperinflation. Five zeros were removed from the nominal value of the old monetary unit. The authorities also promised to link a new monetary unit, bolívar soberano (“sovereign bolivar”), to the digital currency of El Petro. In addition, the head of state Nicolas Maduro announced the binding of the system of prices and wages.

After some time, Reuters conducted a journalistic investigation, during which it became clear that El Petro isn't backed by anything.

Raven Protocol to be the First IDO at Binance DEX

Team cannot say exactly how IEO will pass, since similar campaigns hadn't been concluded at Binance DEX before, but they are going to sell $500k worth tokens
14 June 2019   408

The Raven Protocol cryptocurrency project announced about the planned initial exchange offering (IEO), which will be based on the infrastructure of the Binance DEX exchange - in this case the campaign will be called IDO or Initial Dex Offering.

Raven Protocol confirmed the right to list its token on Binance DEX paired with BNB on June 17 at 9:00 UTC. At the same time, the IDO of RAVEN tokens will start. The project draws attention to the fact that neither Binance, nor Binance Chain, nor Binance DEX stand behind this initiative.

At the same time, Raven Protocol notes that it cannot say how exactly IEO will pass, since with Binance DEX, similar campaigns have not been conducted before.

Potential participants need to pass a preliminary identification by sending to the address of founders@ravenprotocol.com their address in the Binance Chain, an identity document, a selfie and proof of residence.

In total, Raven Protocol expects to raise $ 500,000 by selling 3% of its own token emission (300,000,000 RAVEN). Accommodation will be on a first come, first served basis. The limit on the amount of investment for one user is declared at the level of 100 BNB.