"The regime's use of cryptocurrency shows desperation," Guaidó said in a press conference in response to Maduro’s admission, according to Bloomberg. "To resort to that kind of subterfuge emphasizes the economic crisis the regime is going through," he said.

It’s a criticism that is more than a little curious, given previous public statements from Guaidó which expressed his affinity for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Way back in 2014, in fact, well before many other leading Latin American figures joined the fray, Guaidó was tweeting about Bitcoin and the promise it held for Venezuelans.