Just like Christine Lagarde predicted this september
, this is the direction we're heading with crypto currency. Smaller countries can use them to stabilze their own currency-models:
"If privately issued virtual currencies remain risky and unstable, citizens may even call on central banks to provide digital forms of legal tender."
Maybe Maduro's announcement is just a desperate last howling of a shattered government. Maybe it's seriously what is happing in Venezuela in the next months. But anyway they are talking about it. Other countries might join Venezuela, fund their own crypto currencies or adapt some larger crypto currencies like bitcoin cash for their own purposes to fight inflation and stabilize their politics.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced a new cryptocurrency called the "petro."