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Aug 02 2021

Bank Of America Sees Opportunities With El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption

BofA sees four upsides to Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador, including remittances, financial digitalization, and foreign investments.Nayib Bukele, President of the Central American country El Salvador, tweeted yesterday screenshots of an economic viewpoint report by the Bank of America (BofA). Along with detailing why the bank is constructive...

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 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 25 2021

El Salvador Reveals National Bitcoin Wallet, Plans To Distribute $117 Million In BTC To Citizens

El Salvador’s president announced the country’s official bitcoin wallet, Chivo, to be launched in September and give $30 in BTC to users.The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has announced Chivo, the country’s official Bitcoin wallet, which will allow Salvadorians to hold both BTC and USD balances as a mobile app. The government will also give a $30 bonus in bitcoin...

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 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

Why Is Brock Pierce Leading An “Official Delegation of Bitcoin” In El Salvador?

Something is rotten in the state of El Salvador. The first nation to declare BTC as legal tender received no other than the infamous Brock Pierce. An "Official Delegation of Bitcoin...

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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