Tag: bitcoin legal tender

Oct 04 2021

Breaking: Brazil Introduces Bill to Regulate Bitcoin ($BTC), Citizens Call it Flawed

Brazil's special committee of the Chamber of Deputies a 'Bitcoin Bill' to legalize the use of $BTC in the country. The Federal Deputy of the country Aureo Ribeiro called Bitcoin a worldwide currency with the potential to change millions of lives. Brazil 🇧🇷 presented a bill to regulate #Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a worldwide currency that The post Breaking: Brazil Introduces Bill to Regulate...

Sep 17 2021

El Salvador: Government faces investigation into Bitcoin Trust’s expenditure

El Salvador’s Court of Accounts revealed that it had received a complaint from the regional human rights and transparency organization, Cristosal, regarding Bitcoin trust’s expenditure process in El Salvador. The Court of Accounts will now investigate the matter and may impose administrative and asset sanctions against officials as a result. Additionally, the Court of Accounts The post El Salvador: Government faces investigation into...

Sep 07 2021

El Salvador Creates History by Integrating Bitcoin as Legal Tender, Buys $21 Million in BTC

El Salvador, the Central American nation created history again today after it finally integrated Bitcoin ($BTC) as legal tender in the country. The country has passed a Bitcoin law back in June and despite criticism and protest within the country, the small Latin American State has gone ahead with its plan. Nayib Bukele, the President The post El Salvador Creates History by Integrating...

Aug 26 2021

El Salvador’s Central Bank Issues Guidelines For Banks, Raises Questions

El Salvador’s Central Bank opened the door for banks to develop their own wallets. The organization published the "Guidelines for the Authorization and Operation of Digital Wallet Platforms...

Aug 23 2021

National Review Vs. El Salvador: Can’t Criticize Bitcoin, Turns To Nayib Bukele

The National Review hosted notorious Bitcoin critic Steve Hanke as he turned his eye to a new target, President Nayib Bukele. Time and time again, Bitcoin proves this fiat-fueled economist wrong. However, his job depends on him finding ways to criticize El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. Hanke’s...

Aug 19 2021

Breaking: El Salvador Releases First Regulatory Draft For Banks Under Bitcoin Law

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El Salvador created history on June 9 this year after passing a bill to make Bitcoin a legal tender. The small Central American nation has now released the first regulatory draft for banks under the Bitcoin law that is set to come into force from September 7. Banco Central de Reserva (BCR), the Central Bank The post Breaking: El Salvador Releases First Regulatory...

Aug 03 2021

Lightning Network 101: How And Why It Works

It’s all about the Lightning Network in Bitcoin land. This decentralized micropayments system unlocked Bitcoin’s scalability problem and unleashed the possibility of hyperbitcoinization into the world. Not only that, since this Layer 2 solution was created with the Bitcoin ethos in mind, it offers similar security guarantees. It all runs over the Bitcoin blockchain, even though it only touches it for final settlement....

Jul 31 2021

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 24 2021

Did El Salvador Just Represent Bitcoin (BTC) at Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Olympics 2020 officially started on 23rd July amid Covid restrictions and after year-long delays. The key event began with a dazzling opening ceremony with 206 participating nations joining the celebrations with a parade of athletes. A South Korean broadcaster used an image to represent each country and for El Salvador, they used Bitcoin's image. The post Did El Salvador Just Represent Bitcoin...

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 10 2021

UN’s ECLAC not in favor of El Salvador’s Bitcoin (BTC) Legal Tender

UN’s regional commission, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has shown apprehension on El Salvador’s Bitcoin incorporation as a Legal Tender. With this ECLAC has joined the long line of organizations that have shown discomfort with making the use of decentralized currency legal in daily routine by El Salvador. Alicia Bárcena The post UN’s ECLAC not in favor of...

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 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 |...

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 22 2021

Digital Shekel: Israel’s CBDC Project Is Well Underway

Israel is the latest country to admit it’s been working in a Central Bank Digital Currency for a few years now. While giving a conference in the Fair Value Forum, Bank of Israel Deputy Governor Andrew Abir said that the institution he represents already ran a pilot program for the digital shekel. More than that, he confirmed that the Israeli CBDC already exists....

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 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 18 2021

Steve Hanke Calls El Salvador’s President “Stupid” For Making Bitcoin Legal Tender

Steve Hanke has condemned the legalization of Bitcoin in El Salvador. The economist believes the decision will “completely collapse" El Salvador’s economy. He called the move "stupid." His reasoning around this being that El Salvador is a dollarized nation and making Bitcoin legal tender would be detrimental to the economy. Professor Hanke was on Kitco News to talk about monetary policies around the...

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