Venezuelan Big Business to Use Petro

Oil company PDVSA, petrochemical company Petroquimica de Venezuela and the corporation CVG will use Petro
21 February 2018   707

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro ordered several large companies of the country to conduct part of transactions using the national crypto currency El Petro, whose sales for the first day of preliminary sales reached $ 735 million.

This requirement applies to the oil company PDVSA, petrochemical company Petroquimica de Venezuela (Pequiven) and the corporation CVG, which is engaged in the development of minerals.

In addition, El Petro can now pay for consular services of Venezuelan embassies around the world, fuel for aircraft, hotels and travel services.

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.