Venezuela President Maduro Touts Trezor Bitcoin Wallet on National TV
Helen Partz's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 57%
Trezor says it is unaware of the alleged Trezor representatives who appeared on the Venezuelan national TV with the country's President Nicolas Maduro. On Nov. 6, Maduro appeared on Venezuela's state-run television station Venezuelan Television Corporation, holding a crypto hardware storage device allegedly developed by major wallet supplier Trezor.
The video is posted on the official Facebook page of President Maduro. Trezor says it is investigatingIn a news segment titled "Private companies of cryptocurrency are operative in Venezuela," Maduro was meeting a company that introduced themselves as alleged representatives of Trezor in Venezuela, Trezorvenezuela. Following the reports on social media, the official Trezor account on Twitter denied the information that the company featured on VTV is formally connected to Trezor.
Online commentators suggested that the company appearing on VTV was apparently an unlicensed reseller of Trezor. Maduro pushes Petro adoption at a recent eventAfter launching Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro in February 2018, Maduro officially ordered one of the country's leading banks, Banco de Venezuela, to accept PTR in July 2019.According to a report by Venezuelan newspaper El Universal on Nov. 6, Maduro conducted a conference at the Banco de Venezuela in order to discuss measures to bring more adoption to Petro cryptocurrency.
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