The first day of presale of Venezuelan El Petro has attracted $735 million, while the president of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro orders large national corporations to support the cryptocurrency.

The amount attracted was revealed by Nicholas Maduro, without any pieces of evidence and proof. Neither was it announced who were the investors in the national Venezuelan cryptocurrency.

“Today, a cryptocurrency is being born that can take on Superman,” Maduro announced on Tuesday, referring to the US as a comic character.

Maduro also ordered large Venezuelan corporations to begin accepting El Petro. This requirement applies to the oil company PDVSA, petrochemical company Petroquimica de Venezuela (Pequiven) and the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG), which is engaged in aluminum production and gold mining.

Additionally, it will be possible to pay with El Petro for consular services in Venezuelan embassies around the globe, for fuel for aircraft, hotels and travel services.

“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela guarantees that it will receive PETRO as a form of payment for national taxes, fees, contributions and public services, taking as a reference the previous day's Venezuelan oil basket price with a discount,” says the official website of El Petro.

According to Maduro's official twitter, the presale of El Petro was launched with the help of the cryptocurrency trading platform Zeus, founded by Russian and Ukranian developers.

“We have signed two fundamental agreements, according to which El Petro will circulate on the most advanced platforms in the world, thanks to the partnerships with Zeus and NEM,” detailed Maduro.

Zeus is a Singapore-based trading gibrid platform, founded by Russian nationals. Zeus allows customers to buy and sell traditional assets for cryptocurrencies. It has received a license as a broker from Cyprus financial authorities.