On Tuesday, Nicolás Maduro announced the launch of a new electronic card for Petro commercial transactions , the Venezuelan state cryptocurrency.
The president said that it’ll be the “Fatherland card”, as a way to facilitate the usability of the cryptocurrency, recognizing that it’s not so simple to start using it, and urging to try and insist on learning.
He related his experience in a store, where he observed some difficulties that he proposes to solve with a technological solution such as this card.
«The people must know how to handle the Petro, I know it’s not easy. But it can be , the process can be refined with the country card. That’s why a special electronic card comes, ”he said.
Maduro reiterated the economic sanctions have “made the people suffer” and through the Carnet de la Patria his government has implemented support measures, such as surprises are being announced this December.
“If to support the people I need to implement a special electronic card, I am ready to launch the Homeland Card, an instrument that will support the people through Petro,” he said.