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El Salvador Gets Some Advice from the U.S. Regarding BTC

El Salvador has opened its country to bitcoin transactions, and the news has spread like wildfire. To some, such as the World Bank, the idea of an entire nation running on BTC is risky and frightening, but to others – like senior regulators in the U.S. – El Salvador is going to need a lot of help as it leads the rest of the world towards a new digital era. El Salvador Gets Some Assistance from U.S. Lawmakers Victoria Nuland – the Under Secretary of State for Political...

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Each El Salvador Resident Could Receive $30 in Free BTC

Residents of El Salvador will soon be eligible to receive a $30 bitcoin gift granted they open a new “Chivo” digital wallet. El Salvador Is Giving Free BTC to Its Citizens El Salvador recently made heavy crypto headlines when it was announced that bitcoin would be legal tender within the country’s borders beginning on September 7. This came after a hard-fought battle with the World Bank, which stated that it would not offer any assistance to El Salvador given that it was...

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Bitcoin Is Fully Legal in El Salvador Starting Early September

The bitcoin agenda of El Salvador has gone from being an idea to a solid reality. The country had announced not too long ago that it was planning to ensure bitcoin would become legal tender within its borders after spending many years relying on USD. It looks like the nation has finally gotten its wish. El Salvador Is Pushing BTC Like No Other Country Beginning on September 7 of this year, bitcoin can be used legally as currency to purchase goods and services in El...

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Between China, El Salvador and Paraguay: A Raging Week For Bitcoin

Unfortunately, it was another challenging week in the cryptocurrency market, though this can only be said about the developments in terms of price. Elsewhere – adoption seems to be booming, especially when it comes to Bitcoin. Starting off with the price – bitcoin is currently trading at around $33,000, down about 13% in the past seven days. The cryptocurrency started off relatively flat, but on Monday, things took a turn for the worse, as BTC dropped from $36K down to $32K....

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Tanzania’s Central Bank Working on Adopting Cryptocurrencies

A few years after banning the usage of digital assets within its borders, Tanzania is heading towards a full 180-turn. The nation’s central bank asserted today that it has begun working on a recent directive from the President to adopt cryptocurrencies. CryptoPotato reported a few weeks back when Tanzania’s President – Samia Suluhu Hassan – highlighted the need for the country to adopt digital assets. A Reuters reported from June 25th showed that Tanzania’s central bank plans...

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The World Bank Will Not Help El Salvador with Its BTC Plans

Not too long ago, El Salvador announced that it would make bitcoin legal tender. Thus, the Central American nation became the first to permit bitcoin’s full use as a currency. However, now it looks like the country’s plans have hit a snag as the World Bank is saying it will reject El Salvador’s request. The World Bank Will Not Help El Salvador To be fair, El Salvador does not necessarily need permission from the World Bank to implement bitcoin’s status as a payment...

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Paraguayan Official Confirms: In July We Legislate Bitcoin

Paraguay’s Deputy of the Nation, Carlos Antonio Rejala Helman, has confirmed that new legislation in regards to Bitcoin will arrive in July. This comes amid growing adoption in Latin America led by El Salvador, which could be followed by Panama as well. CryptoPotato reported last week when Rejala Helman said his country planned to start working on an “important project” that included Bitcoin and PayPal Although he provided little-to-no information at the time about the...

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Top Economist Steve Hanke Calls El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption Decision Stupid

While the entire crypto industry was extremely delighted with the news of El Salvador’s bitcoin adoption as a legal tender, several financial analysts have called out the country’s president and congress for the decision. A “Very Stupid” Decision In a recent report, Steve Hanke, a professor of Applied Economics at the John Hopkins University, has called the decision a “very stupid” one. According to him, El Salvador is one of the three officially dollarized American nations,...

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El Salvador Considers Paying Workers Salaries in Bitcoin

Following the adoption of bitcoin as the country’s second legal tender, El Salvador’s government is discussing if companies would pay their employees in bitcoin. In a tweet by a local radio station 107.7 Fuego on Tuesday (June 15, 2021), three government ministries were considering the possibility of companies’ workers receiving their wages in BTC. This was revealed by the Minister of Labor, Rolando Castro. According to Castro, the decision to pay salaries in bitcoin will...

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Central American Financial Institution to Help El Salvador Implement its Bitcoin Legalization 

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), an international multilateral development bank headquartered in Honduras, said that it will work with the El Salvadoran government to implement bitcoin as the country’s second legal tender. According to Reuters, on Monday (June 14, 2021), the executive president of CABEI, Dante Mossi, revealed the bank’s plans at a new conference. Mossi said that the major financial institution would offer technical assistance to El...

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