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The logic behind the current banking system has remained pretty much the same since the mid 14th century when the early financing institutions, established at the Renaissance-leading city-states such as Florence, Venice and Genoa, were catapulted throughout the rest of Europe thanks to the rising of the new Holy Roman Empire.

In essence, a few powerful families involved in sea-trading activities, offered interests and issued notes for protecting and holding gold and other assets of the less powerful, or less resourceful, such as merchants, craftsmen, farmers, livestock farmers, organized looters, sorry, I meant, world explorers, adventurers and raiders. …


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is the first comedy film to be executive produced by a Smart Contract. is a sound business plan backed by a sound market study which highlights a latent opportunity: , who yearn to see good stories they can relate to and familiar faces playing roles they can identify with, and spend as much as $2.3 billions at the U.S. box office alone, year after year.

The and processes extend across sixteen fully identifiable and stages. The , conceived and developed by estudios amazonia, provides a platform to and any future films, thus becoming the first to democratize and bring transparency to this exclusive and lucrative industry by leveraging networks. …


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #013

Since the conception of the president Nicolás Maduro has been so eager to promote it that at times his announcement on this subject have been plagued with inconsistencies or have not been thought through enough, discounting from it what any unit holding of value needs the most: .

Nonetheless over the last two months president Maduro has made the following announcements of real facts regarding the that profoundly strengthen its and enhance its :

Petro Value

  • An allocation of an operational to each state and a to be shared among them. Since gold is the ultimate asset of value but it is not used as tendered money, the will safeguard the extracted precious metal and will grant the respective governor, the corresponding value in . …


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #012

On September 29th, during the closure of the CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL ENCOUNTER — INNOVATE OR FAIL, the Venezuelan Minister for Culture proposed the creation of a in order to administer the a few days earlier.

Driven by our catastrophic economic crisis, the National Bank for Cinemaproposal picks up from where the an initiative that vanished the same day it was announced, left of; subtly and belatedly acknowledging:


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #011

On September 27th president Nicolás Maduro inaugurated the CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL ENCOUNTER— INNOVATE OR FAIL, a 3-day event that took place in and around the National University for the Arts (UNEARTE). During his opening speech he made a remarkable announcement: an allocation of to reignite film making and audiovisual production.

Such significant funding follows a set of policies initiated by the late president Hugo Chavez to through the arts. …


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #010

Early this month President Nicolás Maduro summoned all Venezuelan scientists and innovators alike to submit projects or products into the (PNIT), a stimulus program managed by the Ministry for Science and Technology (MPPCT).

Subsequently Ms. Gabriela Jimenez, the head of the MPPCT, also announced that nine thousand million Bolivares, equivalent to 450,000 USD as of today’s exchange rate, have been allocated to the PNIT to fund initiatives that address our most pressing needs within the Agriculture, Electrical Generation, Water Works and Transportation sectors.

The PNIT platform had been previously deployed at least 5 times over the last 10 years and while many initiatives were funded, it is unknown which ones were successfully implemented within the public or private sector, which ones prevailed over time and most importantly what were the overall quantitative or qualitative benefits delivered to the nation.


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #009

A specter has been haunting Venezuelan politics since 1989, the specter of the . Although it was not the domestic oil price increase alone the underlying cause of such disturbances then, but rather a that at last collapsed by a , it was indeed a local protest driven by the gasoline and the subsequent transportation fare hike that ignited riots nationally.

Ten years later international crude , reaching WWII rock-bottom levels. Shortly after winning his first elections, former president Hugo Chávez to work together for a common cause: fairer petroleum prices. His vision and rhetoric worked and the future markets adjusted to a renewed supply strategy, to the point of reaching an unprecedented price ceiling of . …


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #008

Only after winning the to take the reins of PDVSA, the former president Hugo Chávez was able to start implementing his various . Crude processing was restored thanks to hundreds of previously outsourced workers who reorganized themselves into ; the early successes of these groups in jump-starting the main source of income within this land of grace led president Chavez to believe that such entities was the way to the country and hence actively promoted them.

A few years later most if not all cooperatives failed miserably due to a general disregard of the minimum requirements for productive units to work effectively and last: . …


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Venezuelan Dark Blue Pill #007

This past August 5th, Donald Grump, Mickey Pompei and Johnsemite SamBolton, , rolled out a against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; further illustrating the historically bullying behavior of their proudly self-proclaimed : give me your [] or else.

While more than 4 million Venezuelans have migrated due to the remaining 26 million opted to abruptly adjust their highly consumerist culture, which peaked between 2007 and 2011 amidst a “, to a more modest and productive one; many have been surviving thanks to an unquestionably resourceful legacy. …


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#TheFaustFlick is the first comedy film to be executive produced by a Smart Contract. #TheFaustFlick White Paper is a sound business plan backed by an impressive market study which highlights a latent opportunity: 8.3 million hispanics frequent moviegoers in the U.S. (those who go to the movies once a month or more), who yearn to see good stories they can relate to and familiar faces playing roles they can identify with, and spend as much as $2.3 billions at the U.S. box office alone, year after year.

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