Venezuela Denied Access to Overseas Gold: This is Why Bitcoin is Important

January 26, 2019

 

As part of an international effort to wrest power from Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, the Bank of England has denied the nation access to gold deposits stored with the institution. Such instances highlight just why a permissionless store of value like Bitcoin is important on both the global and personal level.Several members of the international community, led largely by the US, recognised Juan Guaido as the rightful president of the South American country on Wednesday. However, Maduro continues to hold onto power and has the backing of the military. This has led to the withholding of Venezuelan assets stored overseas, such as the $1.2 billion worth of gold currently sitting in the Bank of England’s vaults.

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