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…

Are There Any Setbacks for Making Bitcoin a Legal Tender?

El Salvador is the first country globally to make Bitcoin a legal tender, despite the coin's enormous popularity. Yet, surprisingly, countries like China are openly against Bitcoin becoming a legal tender. Bitcoin's ultimate goal is to become a globally accepted financial system that could allow the exchange of goods and services, i.e., legal tender. However, the journey to Bitcoin becoming a legal tender continues to face a myriad of regulatory issues. In the United States, The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network…

OTC Desk Outflows Surge after El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador made headlines this week after it became the first country in the world to declare bitcoin as legal tender. The Central American country's congress passed the bitcoin bill proposed by President Nayib Bukele on Thursday by a "supermajority''. The BTC price rose shortly after the vote, climbing 5% to $34,239.  Following the ratification of El Salvador's bill into law, volume outflows from bitcoin OTC desks, a solid indicator of institutional buy interest, have been surging. The data below…