Interesting article, amazing things are happening in our region.
Particularly as a Venezuelan may allow me to contradict a bit the references made by the article on PETRO. This crypto, that promotes government, in nothing competes with what DASH is doing and achieving. The PETRO is a cryto controlled by the government and is not autonomous, neither of free exchange nor desirable for the people. Starting because Venezuelans can not even buy PETROS without asking the government for permission and also do it with Euros, BTC or ETH, we can not buy with our fiat currency (VEF). Meanwhile, DASH can be purchased with VEF through the Colibit and CryptolifeX platforms.
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Dear @tungfa, the article brought up is very interesting and helps to understand the Latin American system in which we operate.
In addition to everything mentioned by @jesccs above, Petro has major legal problems that make international investors very doubtful about its use in Venezuela.
In the first place, a Petro is "backed" by a barrel of oil. However, this affectation as it is raised is against the Venezuelan Constitution. So it is a debt that could easily be unknown in the future.
In addition to this great defect, the computer programming around the Petro is really flawed. The website is a disaster, the only wallet that they have is for PC and still do not know the level of security it has.
All this means that the use of Petro is not recommended and that investors think of other cryptocurrencies within Latin America.
Here precisely enters Dash, a cryptocurrency that is already consolidated within Venezuela and has shown that its use can occur within a daily environment in a very easy way.