Venezuela oil-backed cryptocurrency to launch in days, the government says

The Venezuelan crypto currency, backed by oil, will be launched within a few days, the government says. The Venezuelan currency will be launched within a few days and 5.3 billion barrels of oil will be supported for $ 267 billion.

The launch is an attempt to compensate for a deep financial crisis, the socialist government said Thursday. 
President Nicholas Maduro surprised many earlier this month when he announced the " Petro". 
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