Tag: bitcoin acceptance

Jul 30 2021

Aljazeera Vs. El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

It’s time to turn our heads to the Arabic world. How does the Qatar-based international news station Aljazeera sees El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law? Are they as lost as western media or can they handle themselves in the cryptocurrency space? Well, their journalistic report is balanced and complete. Aljazeera gives you the good and the bad. They’re still confused about a few concepts, but...

Jul 28 2021

The American Press Vs. El Salvador: Forbes and Vice, Good Cop Bad Cop

Did El Salvador’s Bitcoin story lose steam? Perhaps. However, Forbes and Vice are on the case. The press is still monitoring the situation and Bitcoinist is still monitoring the press. With that dynamic in mind, we compiled the best and worse of the latest press coverage of El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. You'll be offended. You'll be pleasantly surprised....

Jul 24 2021

Bitcoin Holders Among Young US Investors More Than Quadrupled, Gallup Poll Says

There’s still a long way to go, but analytics firm Gallup asked US investors about Bitcoin and got increasingly positive results. Slowly but surely, Bitcoin is reaching mainstream status. Gallup made a similar survey in 2018, and the compared data from both tells an interesting and bullish story. People with investable income are slowly waking up to the fact that there’s a new...

Jul 23 2021

EL Salvadorians Go On The Streets In Protest Against Adoption Of Bitcoin As Legal Tender

Despite a three-month restriction on protests, a group of El Salvadorians comprised of leftist unions, student organisations, and others gathered at the Legislative Assembly to denounce the country's acceptance of Bitcoin as its official currency. El Salvadorians Are Divided On Bitcoin Adoption A group of demonstrators gathered...

Jul 15 2021

Paraguay ’s Bill To Regulate “Crypto Assets” Misses The Point Entirely

Member of Paraguay 's parliament Carlos Rejala fooled the world with his laser eyes. His supposed “Bitcoin Law” proposal doesn’t even mention Bitcoin. Rejala heard about El Salvador’s news and attached himself to it trying to steal its thunder. He then deployed a Twitter marketing campaign with big promises and ended up disappointing the whole world. Related...

Jul 12 2021

That JPMorgan Report On El Salvador Doesn’t Even Mention The Lightning Network

How embarrassing! As more details about JPMorgan ’s “The Bitcoinization of El Salvador” report come to light, the reality of the situation settles. Traditional organizations don’t have a clue that the Lightning Network exists and is up and running. More so, Bitcoin is legal tender in El Salvador because and only because El Zonte is a living and breathing example of the Lightning...

Jul 10 2021

News From The El Salvador Experiment, Mid July: More ATMs and CNN

This week was low on high-profile people news but high in community building and hard work. Everyone seems to be waiting to see where the chips fall before making any decisions. Except for the people of El Zonte, they can’t stop and won’t stop building. As the big September date approaches, we’ll see where everyone in the world lands in relation to the...

Jul 09 2021

Crypto Entrepreneurs From Paraguay Chip In: Is A Bitcoin Law On The Cards?

When El Salvador announced that Bitcoin would be legal tender in their country, the clock started ticking. What country, if any, would follow in their footsteps? Paraguay was one of the most likely candidates, and member of parliament Carlos Rejala’s...

Jul 08 2021

Worldwide Adoption: Mexico And Argentina Flirt With Bitcoin Law

The road to worldwide adoption starts with one step. El Salvador took it with their Bitcoin Law. After their announcement, every country in the region seems to be testing the waters in its own way. And now it’s Mexico and Argentina’s turn. If we take out Portuguese-speaking Brazil, these two are the biggest markets in Spanish-speaking Latin America. And they’re both flirting with...

Jul 03 2021

News From El Salvador, Early July: Bukele, El Zonte, And The ATM Factory

The Bitcoin train is moving fast in El Salvador. The law that makes it legal tender goes into effect in September, but the first Bitcoin company is already up and running. Also, a member of the US government and Reuters have President Bukele in their minds. Plus, concrete improvements in El Zonte, the land of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. Related Reading |...

Jul 01 2021

Visit El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach Through VICE’s Mini-Documentary

It’s all about El Zonte. A beach town that took part in an economic experiment, became Bitcoin Beach and changed its country. Also, if everything goes right, it will change the world. For the best. As Bitcoinist reported, “...

Jun 29 2021

President Bukele Clears Up Misconceptions About The Government’s Chivo Wallet

On June 24th, in a national broadcast, President Bukele cleared up misconceptions about El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law and presented the government’s wallet. That created a whole lot of new misconceptions about the app itself, the newly minted Chivo Wallet. Most of...

Jun 26 2021

Volcano Mining And President Bukele ’s Bitcoin Insights

As El Salvador prepares for the Bitcoin law to come into force, Bitcoinist keeps analyzing President Bukele ’s words. And he keeps using the right ones, “The Bitcoin system is so perfect, that I think it’s going to be the future. It’s the present, but it’s going to get bigger in the future.” That was one of the reasons that inspired...

Jun 24 2021

President Nayib Bukele Explains El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law

We at Bitcoinist already analyzed the controversial Article 7 from El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law from every angle. But, did we? The President himself, Nayib Bukele, defends and explains it in a way that leaves little...

Jun 23 2021

Goldman Sachs Jumps On JPMorgan’s Repo Blockchain To Start Crypto Trading

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has joined the blockchain-based network created by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for repurchase agreements that use smart contracts and a digitized version of the U.S. doll Goldman Sachs On JPMorgan's Blockchain In an interview with...

News From El Salvador: What’s Going On At Bitcoin Beach?

It feels like a movie, a modest youth outreach program at a remote beach ended up modernizing a whole country. And probably changing the whole world. Bitcoin is already legal tender in El Salvador, but that’s just the first step. The story continues at Bitcoin Beach, where an ever-growing group of Salvadorians is facing challenges and teaching children about the marvels of this...

Jun 21 2021

Article 7: Is It Obligatory For Vendors To Receive Bitcoin In El Salvador?

Every economic agent in El Salvador must find a way to accept Bitcoin and the law comes into force in less than 90 days. Yikes! The controversial Article 7 of President Bukele’s Bitcoin law sparked analysis, a few interesting conversations, and doubt. Can they even enforce it? Is it ethical? Aren’t they coercing the population? Is it necessary? Is there something everyone’s missing?...

Jun 20 2021

Goldman Sachs Partners Crypto Management Firm Galaxy Digital to Trade Bitcoin Futures

On June 18, Goldman Sachs began trading Bitcoin futures through Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital network, paving the way for banking institutions. Galaxy Digital announced the agreement as part of Goldman Sachs' crypto investment strategy. Galaxy And Goldman Sachs Shake Hands Goldman Sachs has taken a step further in its efforts to assist hedge funds and other large institutional clients in betting on bitcoin....

Jun 19 2021

El Salvador And Bitcoin: Jack Mallers Reveals The Inside Scoop

It might be the biggest story of 2021. Since El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender, all eyes are on the Central American nation. Strike’s Jack Mallers was the person that delivered this world-shattering news. The exclusive...

Jun 15 2021

Since It Adopted Bitcoin As Legal Tender, The World Is Looking At El Salvador

According to all metrics, El Salvador is all the rage right now. When the government announced that their citizens and all economic actors are legally allowed to use Bitcoin as legal tender, headlines all over the world reported on the news. But interest in the country is growing steadily since, from articles and features in all kinds of media, to Google interest and...

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