by Shawn Gordon , Staff writer,  http://www.newsnow.co.uk   Feb 21, 2018     With crushing debt and a starving population, the Maduro government in Venezuela is launching what it says is the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency.     Mr Maduro tweeted: “To big problems, great solutions! From the first minute the game started well, and we started winning: 4.777 billion yuan or 735 million dollars is the initial result of the operations of purchase intent of the Petro. The cryptocurrency is designed to bypass U.S. government sanctions against the socialist regime. The “Petros” cryptocurrency will have an initial value tied to the price of a barrel of Venezuelan crude oil in mid-January, which was $60 per barrel, with a target of 100 million Petros to…