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The US Treasury imposed sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela on April 17, it announced.

The Treasury’s office of foreign assets control (Ofac) added the central bank and its director, Iliana Josefa Ruzza Terán, to the list of Venezuelan organisations and people under sanctions in January.

As a result, “all property and interests in property of this entity and individual (…) that are in the United States or in the possession or control of US persons are blocked and must be reported to

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currensceneFLOGO WHTsquareThough not the oldest form of currency, some form of shell money appears to have been found on almost every continent. The shell most widely used worldwide as currency was the shell of Cypraea moneta, the money cowry.

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