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银行倒闭促使委内瑞拉人采用加密代币

2020-3-19 15:25

 

为了防止冠状病毒的传播,委内瑞拉开展了全国性的隔离检疫,在此期间,该国关闭了多家银行,个人对个人(Peer-to-peer,简称BTC)比特币交易。


3月17日,委内瑞拉总统尼古拉斯·马杜罗(Nicolas Maduro)在全国范围内实施隔离措施,以减缓“19日毒品”的传播。到目前为止,只确诊了33例冠状病毒,政府希望这些紧急措施能防止其卫生系统因感染的迅速增加而不堪重负。

委内瑞拉银行业无限期关闭


作为突然隔离的一部分,委内瑞拉的国家银行系统已“无限期”停止运行,这引发了P2P加密货币交易的增长。在交易量连续三周下滑后,比特币与玻利瓦尔之间的本地比特币交易活动在过去两周反弹至340万美元以上。


这种冠状病毒的经济后果似乎正在推动整个南美大陆采用加密货币,过去一周,秘鲁当地的比特币交易量跃升了30%以上,哥伦比亚增长了近15%。秘鲁和哥伦比亚最近几天都关闭了边境。

 

冠状病毒大流行使石油计划黯然失色


COVID-19的威胁似乎削弱了委内瑞拉强迫采用其石油支持的加密货币——石油币的努力。


马杜罗推动使用石油的最后一项重大举措似乎是在今年1月推出的,总统宣布启动一个以石油为动力的赌场,据称从中获得的利润将用于健康和教育项目。大约一个星期前,马杜罗下令所有国际航班的燃油销售都必须使用石油。


尽管马杜罗努力鼓励人们接受石油,但委内瑞拉人对石油并没有好感。当地比特币交易显示,委内瑞拉人抛售比特币的价格是其固定价值60美元的一半。

 

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin (BTC) trading has surged in Venezuela after shutting banks amid a nationwide quarantine to fight the spread of coronavirus.

 

On March 17, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro brought a country-wide quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19. With only 33 cases of coronavirus confirmed so far, the administration hopes that the emergency measures will prevent its health system from becoming overwhelmed by a rapid increase in infections.

 

Venezuela’s banking sector shut down indefinitely

 

Venezuela’s national banking system has been halted “indefinitely” as part of the sudden quarantine, sparking an increase in P2P cryptocurrency trading. After a three week skid in weekly volume, Localbitcoins trade activity between BTC and the bolivar has rebounded back above $3.4 million for the past two weeks.

 

The economic ramifications of the coronavirus appear to be driving cryptocurrency adoption across the South American continent, with Localbitcoins volume jumping over 30% in Peru and increasing nearly 15% in Colombia over the past week. Both Peru and Colombia have closed their borders in recent days.

 

Coronavirus pandemic overshadows Petro initiatives

 

The COVID-19 threat appears to have dampened Venezuelan efforts to force adoption of its oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro.

 

Maduro’s last major initiatives to drive Petro use appear to have taken place in January, with the president announcing the launch of a Petro-powered casino from which the profits will purportedly fund health and education programs. The casino was launched approximately one week after Maduro decreed that all airline fuel sales for international flights be conducted using the Petro.

 

Despite Maduro’s efforts to stimulate its adoption, Venezuelans have not warmed to the Petro. Localbitcoins listings have shown Venezuelans to be offloading the tokens at half of their supposedly fixed value of $60.

 

原作者: Samuel Haig 来自: cointelegraph