Director of the Latin American Department of the foreign Ministry Alexander Shchetinin believes that before talking about the possibility of using cryptocurrency Venezuelan El Petro Russia, should be examined closely.
The official noted that experts must estimate how “it fits into the realities that exist in our countries.”
“Let us first we will check how this mechanism will work. I know that now continue to be very active contacts between our financial agencies in Moscow and in Caracas, and I think it is very important in these circumstances to provide a reliable mechanism, in particular, financial cooperation, specific direction,” — said Shchetinin on a question of journalists on possibility of use El Petro.
Recall that, on 20 February, Venezuela announced the start of pre-sale El Petro — state cryptocurrency provided by oil. As stated by the President of the country Nicolas Maduro (Nicolas Maduro), only for the first day it raised $735 million, but experts have expressed doubts about the reality of this figure.
February 21 held a meeting of Minister of economy and Finance of Venezuela Simon Serpa (Serpa Simón) with the Russian Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, one of those which became El Petro.
The head of Venezuela has already announced plans to release another state of cryptocurrency — Petro Oro, which will be podenzana not oil, and gold.