The introduction of a new banknote takes place amid the out-of-control inflation in the Latin American country, which led to a severe cash shortage. In 2016, a 100-bolivar note was the highest-denomination bill.
The new 100,000 bolivar bill can be used to purchase only $0.5 on the black market, while $1 was valued at 217,000 bolivars on Tuesday, according to the Dolar Today media outlet.
Venezuela is going through the worst economic crisis in its history which started in 2012 with changes on the global oil market. More than 95 percent of its export revenues come from oil and its derivatives.
In 2015, with the fall of prices on hydrocarbons to 50 dollars per barrel, Venezuela's economy was knocked out, leaving the population with shortages of food and medicine.