Vitalik is Wrong About Bukele’s Bitcoin Mandate

Ethereum’s founder just called The Bitcoin Law “reckless” and opposed to freedom. But it’s the most practical way forward for the well-being of El Salvador. The Article 7 Controversy On June 9th, 2021, El Salvador made world history by passing a digital currency, Bitcoin, as legal tender alongside the US Dollar. President Nayib Bukele and Strike developer Jack Mallers announced the law at the twelve thousand-person Bitcoin conference. The crowd received the news with thunderous applause, and congress cast an…

Progress With El Salvador’s Geothermal Bitcoin Mining Project

El Salvador has continued to stay fresh among crypto investors. The country made a landmark decision to approve Bitcoin as a legal tender earlier this month. However, El Salvador isn’t stopping there. The government has found another frontier to conquer - the mining space. Turning Volcanoes to Money On Tuesday, El Salvador’s president Nayibb Bukele teased a coming geothermal crypto mining operation. Bukele shared a video on Twitter. In it, he revealed progress with work on the facility. The proposed…

More than a Third of Salvadorans Use Chivo Wallet

According to President Nayib Bukele, more than 2.1 million Salvadoran citizens are using the Chivo Bitcoin wallet. The mass adoption has more users than any bank in El Salvador. In approximately three weeks since parliament legalized Bitcoin in El Salvador, it has taken root in the economy. Bitcoin as a Legal Tender El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America but with a significant population. Earlier this year, it made history when it legalized Bitcoin as a legal tender…

Chivo Wallet User Numbers Suggest Rising Bitcoin Use in El Salvador

El Salvador has been in the news for months now, with the country being the first to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. Ever since the news broke, critics have expressed differing opinions about its meaning for the El Salvador people. However, it would appear that Bitcoin adoption might be ramping up in the Central American country. Chivo Grows Its User Numbers Last weekend, President Nayibb Bukele of El Salvador said on Twitter that his country’s Chivo Bitcoin wallet had already gotten 2.1…

Has El Salvador’s Bitcoin Legal Tender Stance Impacted the Crypto Adoption?

El Salvador is a country in Central America that borders the Pacific Ocean to the north. It also borders Guatemala to the southeast and Honduras to the southwest. It has recently adopted Bitcoin as its legal tender. BTC is now a lawful means of payment in the country. For some time now, many countries have turned their attention to the "future of finance." This act has triggered numerous reactions worldwide. Also, many countries take sides between backing and condemning crypto adoption.  Why…

What it Means to Make Bitcoin a Legal Tender

June 9, 2021, marks the first move that would make history in Bitcoin's timeline. El Salvador passed a bill where 62 of 84 congressional voters would make Bitcoin a legal tender. Fast forward to September 7, and El Salvador became the first country to make Bitcoin a legal tender. In this article, we shall look into what it means for Bitcoin to be a legal tender in detail; What is Legal Tender? "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and…

Crypto Market Crashes on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Day, What Could be the Reason?

The crypto market faced one of the most volatile days in history as a severe flash crash took the market by surprise on El Salvador's "Bitcoin Day." Investors expected the world's leading crypto to shine as El Salvador officially adopted BTC as legal tender on September 7. The announcement should have been a fundamentally bullish moment for the king coin. Many market participants touted the historical development as a landmark event that would have massive implications on crypto adoption globally.  …

El Salvador Officially Makes BTC a Legal Tender As the Crypto World Watches Anxiously  

El Salvador is officially the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. The president, Nayib Bukele, commented that the move would see the majority of its citizens access bank services for the first time. Besides, it will save over $400 million in fees on remittances sent home from overseas. Last year alone, remittances to El Salvador came to close to $600 billion. It represents about 23% of its total gross domestic product. It makes it one of the highest…

President of El Salvador: Bitcoin Law Facilitating Zero Commissions is not Mandatory

On Monday, August 23, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced that the Bitcoin tender law would launch on September 7. He said it is not a must for individuals to use bitcoin. Furthermore, he confirmed financial institutions would convert BTC payments to dollars. He explained to his 2.8 million Twitter followers that people are at free will to accept BTC or not. Bukele wrote that whoever wants to continue to carry cash may not receive a sign-on bonus. Also, they…

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