Despite the press conferences and Twitter campaigns, one of the notable questions to emerge about the first-of-its-kind cryptocurrency is exactly who is building it, which technologies are being used and which private companies are involved. "The NEM technology is freely open to any individual or organization that wants to use it. The NEM Foundation abstains from political endorsements. We can confirm that the Venezuela Government is intending to use the NEM Blockchain," the group said in a statement posted to Twitter. "The NEM Foundation has a clear purpose to introduce, educate, and promote the use of the NEM blockchain technology platform on an international scale to all industries and institutions," the rep added. According to a source, the team behind Venezuela-based cryptocurrency exchange MonkeyCoin is among those rumored to be involved.