Tag: chivo wallet

Jul 08 2022

The New York Times’ Latest Attack On El Salvador And BTC Won’t Age Well, Pt. 1

The New York Times joined the rest of mainstream media in kicking bitcoin when it’s down. Even though the world’s economy is clearly in the red across the board, bitcoin deniers are having the time of their lives declaring bitcoin dead. That puts Nayib Bukele and El Salvador’s bitcoin bet in mainstream media’s sights. The title gives away The New York Times’ intentions...

Apr 14 2022

El Salvador: One Small Step For Bitcoin

Tracing El Salvador's Bitcoin story, from Bitcoin Beach to the ongoing challenges in establishing government-led adoption.This article originally appeared in Bitcoin Magazine's El Salvador print issue. You can purchase the full issue here.“Are you guys ready for this?” Jack...

Mar 14 2022

How El Salvador Is Fixing Chivo Wallet, Trying To Get Bitcoin Adoption Back On Track

El Salvador tapped crypto software firm AlphaPoint to fix numerous problems with its state Chivo wallet and help citizens adopt Bitcoin.When Bitcoin became legal tender in El Salvador, thousands of keen Salvadorans awaited to download the country’s government-furnished Bitcoin wallet,...

Feb 18 2022

How Loaded Is The WSJ’s Latest Article On El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption? VERY

The WSJ proves once again that the Bitcoin Law in El Salvador is still the story of the century. Their latest article about it is… a little one-sided. The WSJ and other legacy publications are losing their minds. The press could focus on the legitimate criticism that President Bukele’s government gets, but no, they have to mix it with saltines, bitcoin clichés, and...

Jan 27 2022

From The Ground: A Salvadoran With The Latest On Chivo Wallet And BTC Education

For current information about the Chivo Wallet, you have to ask a Salvadoran. It was about time we brought another El Salvador native to “From The Ground.” The previous one, Darvin Otero, was a tech entrepreneur with skin in the game....

Jan 17 2022

El Salvador Government Advisor Mónica Taher Is Empowering Women Through Bitcoin

Taher, an advisor for the government of El Salvador, discusses how Bitcoin can be a critical tool for empowering women in Latin America.With more than 73,000 Twitter followers, Mónica Taher is an influential thought leader focused on personal finance, fashion and entrepreneurship, who is passionate about empowering women in El Salvador and internationally through...

Dec 29 2021

Government-Imposed Bitcoin Adoption Is Clashing With Community Efforts On The Ground In El Salvador

A recent visit to El Salvador shows that heavy-handed government efforts are clashing with Bitcoin’s self-sovereign and community-focused ethos.Embracing Bitcoin is a bold move and a great chance for countries like El Salvador, but the end doesn’t justify the means. Bitcoiners are being played for President Nayib Bukele’s power fantasies of a new Bitcoin City, whose original plans were downloaded from the...

Dec 07 2021

From The Ground: DeLorme Tests El Salvador’s Fast Food Chains’ BTC Capabilities

Part two of thee of the From The Ground reports based on Stephen DeLorme’s phenomenal work. Here’s the first edition, but let’s recap. DeLorme is a designer who’s got a grant...

From The Ground: DeLorme Tests El Salvador’s Fast Food Chains’ BTC Capabilities

Part two of thee of the From The Ground reports based on Stephen DeLorme’s phenomenal work. Here’s the first edition, but let’s recap. DeLorme is a designer who’s got a grant...

Dec 04 2021

From The Ground: Stephen DeLorme, A Hard-Core Bitcoiner, Talks To Salvadorans

This From The Ground report is gold. Stephen DeLorme visited El Salvador and got the information we needed. He talked to real people, experimented with different wallets, went to all kinds of commerces. His story is full of the confusion and angst that being the pioneer carries. El Salvador is going where no country has gone before. Its citizens are in for the...

Nov 30 2021

From The Ground: Devastating Problems With The Chivo Wallet

During Bitcoin Week, reports of the Chivo Wallet stealing people’s Bitcoin reached a mainstream audience. Salvadorans have been dealing with the issue and reporting it to tech support for a while, without much luck. The international influencers that recently visited El Salvador have a much wider audience, and they are very confident that they know how to work the wallets....

Nov 27 2021

News From El Salvador, Late November: Post Bitcoin Week Report

Time to check back with El Salvador. During Bitcoin Week, it was so hectic down there that we didn’t know where to start. Everybody in the Bitcoin space visited San Salvador and El Zonte. The highlight was that President Bukele announced the project to build Bitcoin City...

Nov 06 2021

From The Ground: Salvadoran Tells Us Exactly What’s Going On In Bitcoin Country

If we want to know what’s really going on in El Salvador, asking a Salvadoran is the way to go. Our first From The Ground report had phenomenal information, but there are details that only a local can provide. Luckily for us, the “Bitcoin en...

Oct 12 2021

El Salvador Sees Rise In Identity Theft As Scammers Steal Personal Data To Get $30 Bitcoin Bonus

El Salvador’s bitcoin roll-out has had its up and downs since the country officially made it legal tender on September 7th. In the past month, residents have posted both the good and bad of bitcoin adoption. It has been chiefly favorable as citizens settle into their new standard of having a cryptocurrency as a legal tender, alongside the existing dollar legal tender. The...

Oct 11 2021

A First Look At The Chivo App, El Salvador's Bitcoin Wallet

Discussing and explaining the technicalities of El Salvador's government- directed bitcoin wallet, Chivo.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Oct 10 2021

ETH’s Vitalik Buterin Blasts El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. Is He On To Something?

It seems like Vitalik Buterin was dying to comment on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law. A pseudonymous user posted this unpopular opinion on Reddit: El Salvador President Mr Nayab Bukele should not be praised by Crypto community.”...

Oct 04 2021

News From El Salvador, Early October: The Chivo Ecosystem’s Stress Test

Another month, another Bitcoin mined using volcanic power. That’s what’s happening in El Salvador, the little country that could. Plus, Moneygram alters its business. Problems and solutions with Chivo ATMs and the Chivo ecosystem as a whole. Stars in Bitcoin Beach and direct reports from the ground. This edition of our now regular news roundup comes full of action and heartwarming stories, so...

Oct 01 2021

The Extraordinary Ramifications Of Bitcoin As Money In El Salvador

Privacy advocates and Salvadorans discuss the rollout of El Salvador’s Bitcoin law, government wallet and more.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Sep 20 2021

1.6 Million Salvadorans Now Using Bitcoin Chivo Wallet

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele gives us an update on the adoption progress of their government Bitcoin app - Chivo Wallet.Today, the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele tweeted out an update on the adoption progress of the nation’s recently launched Bitcoin app, Chivo Wallet. As of now, over 1.6 million Salvadorans have been onboarded to the app and now have access...

Sep 16 2021

The Village And The Strongman: The Unlikely Story Of Bitcoin And El Salvador

Tracing Bitcoin’s journey in El Salvador, from new hope in a small village to a new law by an increasingly authoritarian government.I. As Fast As LightningI was standing in a small coffee shop just off of an unpaved street, in a Central American village with no traffic lights, an hour’s drive west on curvy jungle roads from the nearest major city....

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