By Moris Beracha.-
The Venezuelan government has carried out a massive advertisement campaign nationally and internationally, to promote its crypto asset called “Petro”, which has taken center stage, since it is used and anchored to the local currency and accounting unit in the finances of the South American nation.
Not only is the referred token commercialized in the country, which is backed by the huge oil reserves, but also digital entrepreneurs have decided to develop new cryptocurrencies that allow Venezuelans to protect their money in the face of a serious economic crisis that could not be controlled by the administration of President Nicolás Maduro.
In this sense, the head of the Venezuelan Association of Cryptocurrency (Asonacrip), José Álvarez, has stated in different media “there is a modest number of successful developments beyond the petro in Venezuela.”
It should be noted that in addition to bitcoin, dash and the bolivar, Venezuelans have other alternatives at their disposal, and some of them already work, with cases of their use in real life.
Here is a list of private cryptocurrencies that will give people something to talk about in 2019:
Bolivarcoin: It is a Venezuelan virtual currency created by Satoshisimon Bolivarmoto. It was born in 2015 and is based on the Bitcoin culture, aimed at maintaining anonymity, speed of transactions and financial freedom. The philosophy of Bolivarcoin is to follow the ideals established by other altcoins and adapt them and make it more user-friendly by creating a campaign on social networks to inform about its benefits and uses.
ArepaCoin: According to its developers, this cryptocurrency has as its main objective the recognition of Venezuelan bread: the arepa. Arepacoin is algorithm (SCRYPT), hybrid, PoW / PoS / PoS is 3% per year offering a currency of low inflation and organic growth.
OnixCoin: “It’s a digital currency focused on privacy, with instant transactions and an open source. It allows you to keep your finances private, similar to cash,” it says on their website. This crypto that “anyone can extract or buy” currently costs 0.002914 USD. It has a market capitalization of $ 312,048 and is ranked 957 on the Coinmarketcap platform.
PerlaCoin: Although there is not much information about the development of this cryptocurrency, on twitter we could find that it is a project that was established in Margarita Island and it is a token for tourism in Venezuela. “We want to use the advantages of blockchain technology and the legalization of crypto-assets to boost tourism and associated trade, mainly in Nueva Esparta and the Insular Territory of Miranda.”
Undoubtedly, all these cryptocurrencies can be used as a method for inflation protection, since several of them offer very low commissions when compared to bitcoin and people can have access to buying and selling in local currency.
In addition, the Venezuelan crypto can be used for sending and receiving remittances, buying and selling goods and services, covering a wide spectrum both nationally and internationally.