Largest Venezuelan Department Store Accepts Petro Crypto As Mean of Payment

It has been revealed that Venezuela’s largest department store, Traki will now be accepting the country’s national cryptocurrency, Petro as a mean of payment reports CCN. According to the claims made, said the news was not boasted about, but rather witnessed at the department store as a sign.

Images of said signs have since been made available in which they read, “Petro Accepted Here”.

The news outlet further shared that Traki is not offering this option in all of its branches as of yet, adding that Caracas will serve as a trial run to assess its overall success.

Whether this news is factual or not was initially doubted until the National Superintendency of Criptoactivos confirmed it's like on Twitter, as seen in the series of tweets below.

This isn’t Traki’s first endeavors within the crypto sphere, as the department store has been contributing to the overall adoption since 2018.

Traki started accepting cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin [BTC] and other altcoins along with Petro. The latter’s inclusion led to difficulties that stemmed from trying to convert the crypto into fiat currency. This ultimately led the company to halt Petro from its operations back then.

In terms of what changes since last year, especially for Traki to reconsider its likes has not been reasoned as of yet. Interestingly, the popularly used cryptos in the country include both BTC and DASH among Traki customers.

It has been argued that moving forward, employees need to be more informed of said acceptance and that the Petro requires further improvement for it to fully operate as a mean of payment.

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Nirmala Velupillai
Nirmala Velupillai
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